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Nikki Rose's debut romantic suspense novel, Crossing the Line, released in July 2018. The second book in The Line Series released May 2019 and the final book of the series is planned to release near the end of 2019 along with another standalone book to come out this fall!
Romantic suspense, Crossing the Line, released July 17th, 2018.
Romantic suspense, When Dae Breaks, released Feb 26th, 2019.
Romantic suspense, Blurring the Line, released May 14th, 2019.
1.) Is being a writer a gift or a curse?
Being a writer is most definitely a gift. When I’m stressed or things aren’t going well, writing has always been a way to escape. I guess in a way, writing gives me control over things I can’t control in my real life.
2.) Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?
The most challenging thing about writing for me is probably accepting when a piece is done. I never feel like it's been edited enough.
3.) What do your fans mean to you?
My fans mean so much to me. It still amazes me that there are people out there who enjoy reading what I have to say. It is such an honor that people want to spend their time reading my stories.
4.) Who are your favorite authors?
There are so many authors that I love. A few of my favorites include Audrey Carlan, Meredith Wild, J. Kenner, Sylvia Day, Joanna Wylde, and T.M. Frazier.
5.) What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My amazing husband, two incredible kids, and the chance to work on my writing.
6.) Do you remember the first story you ever read and the impact it had on you?
The first story I ever read was “Bambi gets lost” and it was more like I memorized the book after my Grandmother read it to me so many times. It was the start of a lifelong love of reading, writing stories, and using my imagination.
7.) Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
That was way too long ago to remember -- although, I do remember one of my favorites. When I took a creative writing class in high school, one of our assignments was to interview an elementary school student, then write a customized version of The Night Before Christmas for the child using the information from the interview. It was a really fun experience, and one of the first times I’d ever written something to share with someone other than a teacher or parent.
8.) When you develop characters do you already know who they are before you begin writing or do you let them develop as you go?
They definitely develop as I go. Sometimes I have a good idea how I want a character to be but then as I write, they surprise even me!
9.) Out of the protagonists you’ve written about so far, which one do you feel you relate to the most?
Rachel, definitely. I really did put a lot of myself in her, although she is undoubtedly her own person and not at all based specifically on me.
10.) Tell us about your writing process and the way you brainstorm story ideas.
Most of the time a new story will just pop in my head, usually at a time when I can’t write it down. As soon as I get the chance, I’ll jot down a few key phrases or notes on the idea. When I’m in full writing mode, it’s like I’m watching a movie in my head and my fingers have to hustle to keep up.
11.) Where is your favorite place to write?
Usually sitting on the loveseat in my living room but I’ve been known to write in bed, while in the car from my phone, or wherever I get the time. I even wrote part of When Dae Breaks from a hospital room while staying five days with a family member after surgery.
12.) What marketing strategies do you find most helpful? Any resources you would recommend to other authors or aspiring authors?
Being present and accessible to readers either in person through signings, or through social media. Also, book trailers -- I’m a big fan of book trailers.