Susi Interviews Nicky D. White, Author of Raven’s Innocence.
Susi: How long have you been writing?
Nicky: Honestly, for as long as I can remember.
Susi: When did your passion for writing begin?
Nicky: I have always loved to write. For years I have dabbled in poetry. My mother was a writer as well. She had a book of poetry published years ago. A novel is something that I have always wanted to write, but never really knew how to start. Then another author, who is also a very good friend of mine, encouraged me to just sit down and start writing. I had an idea and just went with it.
Susi: How many books have you published?
Nicky: I currently have out one, Raven’s Innocence
Susi: What is your favorite genre? Are you interested in writing any other genres? Least fave genre?
Nicky: I love Romance and Psychological Thrillers! My least fave? Hmmm…I’ve never really thought about that. I always go to the same genre when searching for a new book.
Susi: What books are you currently working on?
Nicky: I am almost done with writing the second part to Raven’s Innocence; Raven’s Undoing.
Susi: When do you write? Any specific routines?
Nicky: Usually late at night after my girls are in bed, or on the weekends.
Susi: When not writing, what are your hobbies or interests?
Nicky: Reading. I read as much as I can. Love it!
Susi: What inspires you to write? Music, a muse?
Nicky: Writing is very therapeutic for me, so when I’m chalked full of emotion, which is like always, I have to write.
Susi: How would you describe yourself as a writer?
Nicky: ‘Beautifully Complicated’, just like it says on my Blog. And those who know me well, would concur.
Susi: How long does it generally take you to write a book?
Nicky: My first book took only 6 months. This second book I’m writing, will have taken me 10.
Susi: Describe a typical writing day for Nicky D. White.
Nicky: Well, here is my typical day that ends with writing….I get up at 4:00 am, get ready for work. I hit the highway between 5:30 and 5:45 am and start my commute to the city where I work. I spend all day ‘putting out fires’ as I like to call them. Then I leave work at 4:00 pm and start my commute home from the city. My night is full of doing my motherly duties with my girls and then when I can, I try to do some writing.
Susi: Do you have any advice to offer to indie authors?
Nicky: Just write! If you have a story, tell it! And don’t worry about editing as you go. Write the story first, edit later. Network and reach out to other authors. They are all so wonderful and supportive! Don’t be afraid to ask questions and ask for help or advice. Start building your platform early. Start a blog, get on Twitter, an author page on Facebook, and etc. Bring in new readers and get people excited about your book.
Susi: Your biggest mistake as a writer? If any?
Nicky: I just wish I had more time for marketing. I don’t consider it a mistake, but it’s what I struggle with most.
Pet Peeve: Liars. I don’t care how awful the truth may be, don’t you ever lie to me.
First thing you notice about a person: Their Teeth
Hidden talents: I’m very musical. I can play many instruments.
Prized possession: My girls, but if it’s something materialistic, my phone. Seriously, my life is in there!
Currently Reading: Salvation by Stephanie John
Fave drink: Water…. Raspberry Vodka if you want alcohol
Fave TV Show: Revenge
Favorite Book Quote: I have so many, but this is one of my favs because I feel this way: “Sometimes I can feel my bones straining under the weight of all the lives I’m not living.”
—Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Favorite Movie: Don’t laugh, but the Twilight movies.
Batman/Superman or Favorite Superhero: Wonder Woman!
Any parting words from the author….
Thank you to everyone who has been supportive and cheered me on through this journey; readers, writers, authors, bloggers, family, and friends. Each and every one of you have been amazing! I will be forever grateful.
Thank you Nicky for taking time out of your busy schedule for this interview. Wishing you lots of success. I am looking forward to Raven’s Undoing.
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Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/ndwhiteauthor
Nicky grew up in a small town in the Midwest, where she still resides. She has her Masters in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. She works part of the time in Kansas City and the other part in her hometown. Juggling between family, work, and writing, she stays very busy; never a dull moment. Writing has always been a passion and talent of hers. Her mother was also a writer, but of poetry. Nicky has written her fair share of poems, but the idea of writing a novel is what truly pulled at her heart strings. She started writing Raven’s Innocence last fall, which is going to be released in the next week. She will then diligently start writing her next book, Raven’s Undoing.