Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Author Spotlight and Interview: Nicole Flockton @NicoleFlockton




What is the easiest thing about writing?

Thinking about getting off the couch and opening the laptop to write. LOL Sometimes when the words flow writing seems the easiest job in the world but when they don’t it’s the hardest thing in the world to do.

Do you prefer e-books or paperbacks?

I enjoy reading from both. I must admit when I read a paperback I do tend to flick through and read forward of where I’m actually at and of course I’ll read the end LOL With e-books you can’t generally do that but there are ways you can if you want to ;)

What is the most challenging part of writing?

Some days it’s the part where you actually sit down and write. It’s such a mental game and the biggest hurdle is getting over what’s being said in your mind – and when it’s not the characters sometimes its hard to silence them.

Where do you write?

My desk is situated in the living room so I write where the family is. Some days I’ll write at my desk. Other days I’ll bring the computer to the couch and write there. With summer coming up no doubt the computer will be taken to the local pool and the roller skating rink with the kids.

If someone had never read your books, which would you tell them to pick up?

Ooohhh let me think about that. I would have to say Bound by Her Ring. I really do love that book. Luciano is such a strong Alpha male – my favourite type of hero.

Are your characters based on people you know?

Sophie in my first book Masquerade is a nurse and a girl who worked at the daycare centre my kids went to was studying to be a nurse and her name was Sophie but that’s where the similarities ended. In my latest book Sweet Texas Fire there was a bit of my life in it. I’m an expat Aussie living in Houston. My husband works in the oil industry and the wedding ring that Charlotte got Gage is based on my husband’s wedding ring.

Does your family know that you write? If so, what do they think about it?

Yep my family does know I write. My mum is forever telling people I write books. I’m extremely lucky that when I first mentioned I was writing books my family was and still is extremely supportive. My niece reads now and she never read before I was published. My husband and kids are my biggest supporters. My kids often say to me “I remember when you sold your first book and the scream you made”.

What do you do when you’re not writing?

Reading. I’ve probably read too much recently but I can’t help. I just simply love to read and always read romance. It’s the best genre.

Are you a plotter or a pantser?

I’m very much a pantser. I have recently started to do a basic rough outline of the characters background and how I think the story will go. Having said that I don’t necessarily follow the outline. Sometimes my characters go on their own journey and I follow.

 

Bestselling author Nicole Flockton writes sexy contemporary romances, seducing you one kiss at a time as you turn the pages. Nicole likes nothing better than taking characters and creating unique situations where they fight to find their true love.


On her first school report her teacher noted "Nicole likes to tell her own stories". It wasn’t until after the birth of her first child and after having fun on a romance community forum that she finally decided to take the plunge and write a book.

Apart from writing Nicole is busy looking after her very own hero – her wonderfully supportive husband, and two fabulous kids. She also enjoys watching sports and, of course, reading.




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