Author Interview with Nicole Highland

 

  1. Introduce yourself! What experience do you have with writing?

My name is Nicole Highland and I’m an author from Fort Wayne, Indiana in the United States. I work full time as a graphic designer, and enjoy writing as a hobby. My first book, Sweetest Release will be released August 24. I started writing in my early teens; I mostly wrote poetry, but also wrote some fanfiction stories as well.

 

  1. What is your favorite childhood book?

I don’t think I could narrow it down to just one single book, but when I was a kid, I loved anything Dr. Seuss!

 

  1. What does literary success look like to you?

To me, literary success the ability to create a story that readers can easily relate to and enjoy.

 

  1. How many unpublished and half-finished books do you have?

Right now, I have 3-4 story ideas I haven’t started on yet, and one that I’ve started.

 

  1. What’s the most difficult thing about writing characters from the opposite sex?

Much like in real life, it’s all about figuring out what makes them tick!

 

  1. Have you read anything that made you think differently about fiction?

I can’t say I have. I’ve always enjoyed fiction, and I don’t think that will ever change.

 

  1. Do you read your book reviews? How do you deal with bad or good ones?

Since Sweetest Release is not out yet, it’s too early to say how I will handle it, but it’s received some nice early feedback from my ARCs, and I’m feeling pretty good! At the end of the day, I try to keep in mind that not everyone is going to like my work. Even New York Times bestselling authors can get some pretty hellacious reviews sometimes, so I know I certainly won’t be immune to criticism either. Some criticism can also be a beneficial tool for me going forward with my writing.

 

  1. What was your hardest scene to write?

By far, the fight scenes were the hardest for me to write in Sweetest Release, since I’ve never been in a physical fight before!

 

  1. Does your family support your career as a writer?

Without a doubt, they have been very supportive of me, and I’ve been thankful for that.

 

  1. Where can readers learn more about you?

Readers can learn more about me at my website www.nicolehighlandwrites.com. I’m also on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

 

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