Interview with Shan Shan Nie, Author of The Belt of Chaos

10 Apr 2024

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write The Belt of Chaos?

Why did I write this book? I’ve observed that many skilled grown-ups in the corporate world struggle to lead teams. It’s like they’re adventurers without a map, risking disaster with every move. This realization fueled my desire to give young minds a head start in leadership and bring a different kind of heroine into the spotlight. In the story, Sasha isn’t your typical audacious and outspoken protagonist. As an introvert, she navigates challenges with keen observations and resilience. Her quiet charisma and inner world draw readers in, challenging the notion that leadership only comes in loud forms. Sasha’s quiet toughness prevails, proving that a resilient leader can triumph over unpredictability.

If you had to pick theme songs for the main characters of The Belt of Chaos, what would they be?

“The Name of Life”

What’s your favorite genre to read? Is it the same as your favorite genre to write?


What books are on your TBR pile right now?

The Last Flight.

What scene in your book was your favorite to write?

The rescue theme.

Do you have any quirky writing habits? (lucky mugs, cats on laps, etc.)

Munching on snacks.

Do you have a motto, quote, or philosophy you live by?

“Be kind.”

If you could choose one thing for readers to remember after reading your book, what would it be?

Embrace change.


SHAN SHAN NIE is the author of the new book The Belt of Chaos

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