Tuesday, April 27, 2010


T. Nicole has always had a love for writing. As a young child she could be found in her room writing anything from poetry to short stories and graphic novels. Her love for the written word has continued to grow and she now has decided to share her projects with the world. T. Nicole has experienced much in her short time on this earth and she allows her everyday occurrences to guide her in creating innovative and never to be duplicated works. She takes every moment in her life and uses it as inspiration to do better things.

T. Nicole currently resides in Philadelphia, Pa. where she works as a Social Worker to at risk youth. She enjoys reading the works of others, listening to music, and hanging out with her girlfriends. She takes life as it comes, one second at a time.

To find out more about T. Nicole go to http://www.tnicoleonline.com/

How did you start out your writing career?

I started writing when I was around 7 or 8. Being an only child I had all the time in the world to be creative. I never took my writing seriously until I became an adult. I started out with my notebook of poetry and from there I have two books of poetry and two novels published.

What was your most difficult scene to write?

There wasn't a difficult scene to write. The most difficult part of the writing process is the times where I don't particularly feel creative.

Have you had a "Wow" moment since you have been an author? What made it a "Wow" moment for you?

I have had several WOW moments. Being an author and doing book tours, you run into so many different kinds of people. You would be so suprised at the stories you hear because you wrote a book about a particular topic. It is just amazing.

What did you hope to accomplish with this book?

This book and my first book are the books I consider to be my starters. These books served the purpose of getting people to know who I am as a writer.

What’s playing on your CD while you’re writing?

I listen to so many different kinds of music, so I just put my ipod on shuffle and just listen to whatever comes on.

If you had the opportunity to talk with three writers, who would you choose and why?

I would talk to Karen Quinones-Miller because she started out as a self-publishing author and now she has a traditional contract and is doing very well. I would just like to talk to her even if it's about the weather...I just want to get a taste of her vibe. I would as talk to Terry McMillan because I have hopes of my books becoming movies one day. I would like to pick her brain on how she got that accomplished. Lastly, but certainly not least, I would have liked to talk to E. Lynn Harris because he broke through so many barriers. Just his accomplishments alone make him someone I would want to sit down and have a discussion with.

What movie had the greatest impact on you as a kid? Why?

I loved Charolette's Web. Considering I have to read the book for a school project, when the movie came out it made me go back and re-read the book. It opened my eyes to the translation process from book to movie.

If you could be on a Reality TV show, which one would it be and why?

I would be on The Apprentice because I am so business minded. My writing career is more to me than just a hobby; it is a business and I treat it as such.

If you could visit any place in the world where would you travel to?

There isn't one particular place I would like to visit. I know I want to go Egypt, Paris, Rome, and Australia.

What one thing about writing do you wish other non-writers would understand?

That it takes so much longer to actually write the book than it does to read it. I have had many encounters with readers who want the next installment of a book to be available as soon as they finish the first one. I appreciate the love, but the demands are hard to meet.

What was the best advice you’d ever gotten about the publishing industry? The worst?

I can't really recall getting any advice from the publishing industry. However, I have gotten good advice from other authors. I love the openness and willing to help that other authors give. It's a great community to be a part of.

Can you give us one do and one don’t for those aspiring to be a writer?

Do - believe in yourself and what you are doing and know you are your own worse critic.

Don't - fall by the wasteside. No one loves your work as much as you do so treat it that way. Never think a publicist, agent, publisher, or anyone loves you work as much as you do so you must be an advocate for your work.

What is something readers would be surprised you do?

Readers should be suprised that I don't have a set schedule to write. I can go months without typing a word and goes months not being able to move from in front of the computer.

Our theme for this month is GETTING THE CALL. Did you receive the call from the editor? What was the experience like?

I have yet to receive a call from an editor, but I am waiting patiently for my turn.

Can you give us a sneak peek of your next book?

My next project is The Diary of the Secret Wife. Here is a quick synposis -

People always say that journaling is good for the soul...those people don't know Sheree. She knew the deal when she married Matt. She was supposed to be the silent wife, but when that silence made her invisible, it was a problem. Her invisibility allows Kelly to be the woman in the eye of Matt's friends, family, and colleagues. Matt was the kind of professional that had to keep a perfect image; an image that didn't include a black wife and mixed breed baby. Trying to deal with Matt, Kelly, and all the fact that she can never be seen was proving to be too much for her. To add injury to insult, Little Matt is stuck not knowing his fathers side of the family; he is the biggest secret of all.

All the while she continues to be the perfect wife and mother. The rage inside and builds until she can't hold it anymore. There is a plan brewing and her journal is the only one that knows...

How can readers get in contact with you? (mail, email, website)

My website is http://www.tnicoleonline.com/
. My email address is tnicoles.spot@gmail.com. My line especially for readers is 267-296-4895.

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enyl said...

Contest is a great way to expose new authors.

LaShaunda said...

T. Nicole,

Thanks so much for being our featured author.

Much success to you.

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