Why were you given your particular name?
I chose NM Facile as a way to keep my maiden name as part of my identity. NM are my first 2 initials.
How many brothers and sisters do you have?
I am the youngest of 4 brothers and 3 sisters. I have many nieces and nephews and even more great nieces and nephews. I plan to use each of their names in at least one book or another.
What is your favorite thing to do?
Daydream. Reading and movies are always great escapes but nothing compares to a daydream.
What is your favorite book?
This is such a hard one because I read such varied genres. Like music this answer would change with my mood.
What is your favorite kind of music?
I love so many different styles. This answer could change all the time depending on the mood I’m in.
What did you want to be when you grew up?
6 inches taller, a trophy wife, or a princess
What is your favorite thing about your mom?
Her warmth and compassion
What is your favorite thing about your dad?
His knowledge - my dad passed away but there are so many things I wish I could ask him.
What would you like to teach others about?
I would like to teach others the importance of a smile.
What are three adjectives which describe you?
Curious, Positive, Helpful
How would your friend describe you to someone who has never seen you?
Like a little tea pot – short and stout.
Do you have any pets?
Yes 2 cats Arya and Nymeria
How do you spend your free time?
Writing, crafting with my daughter, playing games with my family, watching TV, chatting online with friends
Tell me about a favorite event of your adulthood.
I traveled to Nashville alone to meet up with some friends I met online for a weekend. It was a wonderful adventure.
Tell me about a favorite event of your childhood.
Going to Disneyworld when I was 14. I vividly recall holding my dad’s hand as we walked down Main Street USA.
What is your motto in life?
Take each day as it comes
What kind of people do you like?
People with positive outlooks and open minds
Which languages do you speak?
English and a bit of Spanish and French
What are you best at?
Adapting to whatever situation I find myself in.
Who do you respect the most?
Teachers – they don’t have an easy job and get very little pay or thanks for it. If not for teachers not a single one of us would be where we are today.
Who has had the most influence in your life?
Are you a 'morning' or 'night' person?
I’m absolutely a night person
If you knew could you try anything and not fail, what dream would you attempt?
What super-power would you most like to have, and why?
Invisibility cause I’d like to see what others do when no one is watching
Are you a collector of anything?
Strays but I’m never allowed to keep them. I like to collect stories and memories from people.
What is usually your first thought when you wake up?
I want to sleep longer
Do you believe in extraterrestrials or life on other planets?
Yes, I have to believe it because a world without the possibility of a Dr. Who is just so sad.
List 3 of your best personality traits:
imaginative, patient, and curious
List 3 of your worst personality traits:
Prone to laziness, pouty, talk just to fill the air cause I don’t like silence
Any tattoos or piercings?
Yes my ears are pierces but I rarely wear earrings. I have a heart with wings on my inner left forearm as a symbol of Across the Hall. I plan to get a charm bracelet tattooed around my left forearm and a new “charm” for each book I get published.
Are you mostly a clean or messy person?
Messy, Messy, Messy! One of my favorite sayings is “A clean house is a sign of a misspent life.”
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?
In Missouri near my niece
If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Ireland, then through the rest of Europe
List 5 goals on your life's to-do list:
Publish several books, travel more, travel Europe, be a grandparent, read all of George RR Martin Ice and Fire Books *He has to finish them or else….
Name 1 regret you have:
not spending more time with my dad
Name 1 thing you miss about being a kid:
Being able to dance or sing out in public without being looked at like you’re crazy
Name 1 thing you love about being an adult:
No one makes me eat liver
What would be your dream job?
I think I have it right now - writing
If you could have 3 wishes granted, what would they be?
To have my children, spouse, and myself succeed at whatever we attempt. To always know the right words to say when someone is having a difficult time. Have a house and car that never need to be cleaned.
Name 1 thing not many people know about you:
I call my mom everyday because there will come a day when I wished I could hear her voice.
If you HAD to change your name, what would you change it to?
If you could have a room full of any one thing, what would it be?
If you could only see black and white except for one color, what color would you choose to see?
Blue, so I could always see my husband and children’s eyes
What is the best advice you've ever given and received?
“Don’t put yourself in a bottle.” Meaning don’t close yourself off and be afraid to try things.
If you could give the world one piece of advice, what would it be?
Noting lasts long. Whether it’s good or bad things change and how you look at it and handle it makes all the difference on how the outcome is going to affect you.