SPOTLIGHT ON… Momentum Books: Nina D’Aleo

Nina D'Aleo
Nina D'Aleo

Nina D’Aleo

Nina D’Aleo


Describe yourself in one word:

What is your background with regard to writing?
Like many other writers, I started making up stories when I was very young and just never stopped…

When did you first begin writing with a view of embarking on a career as a published author?
The dream was always there – I can’t remember ever not wanting to write. I started sending manuscripts off to publishers at 13 years old – and was published at 31.

Tell us about the first book you wrote:
I was seven and it was on an old pre-war typewriter that my mum bought for me from an antique shop and it was about a girl and her horse and all the antics they got up to – which were mainly riding across open plains looking fabulous and saving small animals. I’ve still got it and glance over it every now and then and yes, it makes me cringe a little with embarrassment.

What is your writing routine?
I have two sons under four so my routine is – every spare second write on anything and everything I can get my hands on. If I waited for the perfect moment I’d be waiting forever.

Favourite snack whilst writing?
Everything I shouldn’t be eating – but I have a particular weakness for noodles.

If you weren’t writing, what would you be doing?
If I wasn’t a writer I would be one or several of the following –  Professional Chocolate Taster, Potato-chip Inspector, Wine Connoisseur, Expert Stand-in Bridesmaid, Life-guard at a nude beach that caters exclusively for hot men (yes it does exist…my mind lives there), billionaire, fortune cookie writer… 🙂 Kidding of course – I’d be a Psychologist

One thing you’d like readers to know about the romance genre…
I’d like them to know that my Momentum friend, Kylie Scott, writes fabulous NA Contemporary & Post-Zombie-Apocalypse books in the romance genre, which everyone should read.

Number one thing to do on your bucket list?
My two biggest dreams were always to have kids and be a writer – so now everything else in this life is a bonus adventure.

Biggest accomplishment to date:
At the risk of being repetitive, I’m going to say getting published and having babies.

What’s next for you?
More writing, more books! (and possibly more babies, if I can convince hubs)


Confessions of an Author:

Is there something we’d be shocked to know about you?
Possibly – depending on how easily you shock J But all the things that I would think are shocking, are in the ‘let us never speak of this again’ vault due to their high embarrassment factor.

What do you find easiest to write? And, the hardest?
Sci-fi/fantasy is the easiest for me – the most difficult –sex scenes….

Favourite travel experience?
Recently we went overseas for my brother- in-law’s wedding and I absolutely loved staying in Dubai for a few days – it’s a bit of a fantasy city in many ways.

Favourite fictional character:
Oooh tough one. Can’t decide. Indiana Jones maybe…  or from books – I’m going to go Gandalf or Dumbledore, because who doesn’t like a kick ass wizard who can give grandfatherly advice at all the right moments.  

Milk or dark chocolate?

Red, white, bubbly?
Yes please.

Salty or sweet?

Beach or mountains?

Give or receive?
🙂 depends on what we’re talking about! I’ll say give because I’m that kind of warm and fuzzy person – lol!


Find Nina online:


Momentum Books





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