Author Interview: Veiled by S.B. Niccum

Welcome to Author Silvina Niccum


Silvina B. Niccum was born in Rosario, Argentina and raised in Buenos Aires. Her family immigrated to the US, when she was fourteen. She attended the University of Utah and studied Spanish Literature. Silvina now lives in Dallas, TX. with her husband and her three homeschooled children.

If you could meet one person who has died who would you choose?
Just one? I have a big Italian family…okay…my grandma Elsa. I miss her a lot.

One food you would never eat?
Kimchi. It’s Korean spicy rotten cabbage. My husband loves it and I can’t even be near it!

Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book.
If you like to read YA’s, but are bored with the same old premise—girl meets dangerous boy, then loses her soul to get him— then you will love my book because it is very unique.

Any other books in the works? Goals for future projects?
The Sequel to Veiled is done and being read by Beta readers. That means that Living Soul will probably be out early Spring 2012. I am also writing an outline for another book, not related to the Veiled series, that I’m very excited about. I might just have to write that one before writing the third and last book of the Veiled Series.

Is there a song you could list as the theme song for your book or any of your characters?
For Veiled I felt very inspired by Loreena McKennitt- An English Ladye and the Knight/An Ancient Muse. I do Yoga to that song and while I stretched scenes from the book came alive.
(This is the link to the youtube trailer that features that song.)
For Living Soul I would have to say that two songs pretty much describe the book: Band of Horses, “Is There a Ghost” and Matchbox 20 “Unwell”.

What was your favorite book when you were a child/teen?
“The Chronicles of Narnia.” Reading “The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe” was the first time that I experienced that feeling of leaving your reality and being transported to a magical place.

If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?
La Paloma, Urugay. It’s like Hawaii, but cheaper.

What is your favorite Quote?
“Steadiness and toil will serve you better than brilliance.” By James E. Faust.
It reminds me that in order to achieve anything, you simply have to work at it.

When you were little, what did you want to be when you “grew up”?
I guess it depends how far back you want to go. When I was really little, I wanted to be a Princess. Then I wanted to be a Teacher, then a Model, then a Writer and lastly a Chef.
I ended up doing them all—with the exception of Princess—though my husband lovingly calls me Principesa (Princess in Italian).

What’s the craziest writing idea you’ve had?
It’s too crazy to divulge and I’m a little too protective of this particular idea. …But it involves vegetables…and beans.


How do you react to a bad review?
^*&@%~&*%^ !
Nah…just kidding. I read them and take what they have to say as positive feedback so I don’t make the same mistake again. You can’t please everyone, so I keep that in mind too. I also think about some of those who have enjoyed my book so much they’ve read it a few times!

You have won one million dollars what is the first thing that you would buy?
A Cow. To milk. And some chickens. Oh…and a maid!

What do you do in your free time?
Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha!

Give us a glimpse into a typical day in your day starting when you wake up till you lie down again.
I actually have my day broken down by half hour intervals, and I have this schedule laminated on several key places around my home. (I’ll condense it for you guys)
5:30 am-Wake up/Workout
6:30 am- Breakfast and Write.
8:00 am- Feed Kids/chores
9:00 am- Start Homeschooling the kids, clean house in between and shower.
12:00 noon- Lunch
1:00 pm-Nap
1:30 pm- Homeschool.
2:00 pm- Finish school, start the driving kids around to various after school activities and sports.
4:00 pm- See if I can sneak in a few minutes at the computer to blog and respond to e-mails.

Beach or Pool

Shoes or Sandals?


“I have always existed, not just me but all of us, the un-embodied spirits who wait to live.”

Tess is an unborn spirit, who is about to embark on a much awaited journey into mortality to a brand new planet called Earth. She is chosen by the Eternals for an important mission, and is put under a rigorous training by a half-human, half-lion Seraph. This training exposes Tess to some of her darkest fears and insecurities. These experiences force Tess to work on her gift as a discerner of thoughts and reader of auras—thus helping her become one of Heaven’s most powerful angels. But even angels falter, and deep inside her a gnawing fear is growing. Will she meet her soul mate in life? Will their love be strong enough to overcome the forgetting effects of the Veil? And, is she prepared to take on the responsibility of keeping the most dangerous renegade and leader of the Fallen Angels at bay during mortality?