Sit Down Saturday

Today I am sitting down with the wonderful Nicole Banks! Check out her Q&A!

Me: What books/authors have influenced your writing?

Nicole: J.r Ward, Melissa Schroeder, Kate Pearce, Joey W. Hill, Lori Foster…I mean the list can go on

Me: How did you come up with the title(s)?

Nicole: My title was originally broken free and I hated it…So I googled words that were similar to broken that just sounded better. The second book the title I believe I will find in this one scene I’m working on now.

Me: Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?

Nicole: A little of both

Me: What books have most influenced your life most?

Nicole: Um can’t say books influence my life the most it’s actually music

Me:What book are you reading now?

Nicole: Melissa Schroder  A little Harmless Ride

Me: Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest?

Nicole: The authors For Beautiful Bastards

Me: What are your current projects?

Nicole: Working on the second book to Shattered Hearts Series

Me: Do you see writing as a career?

Nicole: It’s always been a passion so I just wanted to live out my dream of being published and getting my voice out there.

Me: If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?

Nicole: Probably make it longer and open up a couple of scenes

Me: How did you get started with the writing venture?

Nicole: I’ve always wrote I have a million and one books/journals/ diaries in my house…I took a class one day in creative writing and had to write two stories. Shattered was one of the stories I wrote. I entered the draft in a contest and won first place which helped me get my book published.

Me: Is there anything you find particularly challenging about writing?

Nicole: Finding the right names for the characters and the title for the story

Me: Do you have any advice for other writers?

Nicole: Just write even if it’s crap. Just write everything down.

Me: Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?

Nicole: Make sure you enjoy what you do because if you don’t you end up putting out crap.

Me: What were the challenges (research, literary, psychological, and logistical) in bringing it to life?

Nicole: Finishing it. I have a habit of not wanting a story to end so It was a matter of where I wanted to cut it off.

Me: What genre do you like writing the most?

Nicole: I’m a sucker for romance….though I want to try paranormal

Me: Do you ever experience writer’s block?

Nicole: All the time

Me: Do you write an outline before every book you write?

Nicole:Nope I just put down some ideas and let the story take hold of me

Me: Have you ever hated something you wrote?

Nicole: Yes and I hit the delete button and start over

What is your favorite color? Blue

What’s your favorite food? Pizza and chicken

Puppies or bunnies?  Puppies

Chocolate or vanilla? Vanilla


“He was finally home, but guilt weighed heavily on his soul.She’s been broken, running from a past she can’t seem to escape.Two childhood friends, beaten down by life, find their way back to each other after years of pain and torment. As passion and desire rises, can Jasmine and Angel find solace in each other’s arms? Or, are the shattered pieces of their lives too much for either of them to put back together?
Join them on an intoxicating ride through life. With ups and down, laughs and tears, they’ve survived for this long being broken. Can they survive it just a little longer to find their own happy ending?”

Quote from Shattered: “…Get lost in it. Life is intoxicating if it’s lived right. You should never hold anything back. There’s entirely too much to explore and experience and taste and touch; and we’re never given enough time to do it all.”
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