Nicole! After enjoying your poetry, and reading your first book… you’re a little diamond, difficult to believe you just jumped on the writers’ tank!! How did this happen?
Honestly, one day, I just woke up and decided I was going to do it. Put myself out there and hope for the best. I knew going into the book world that not everyone would care for my writing, but I also knew right away that I’d found some kindred spirits.
What inspires you to write?
It’s difficult to put into words, but it’s like I have to. There is no choice for me. I’ve been writing since I was a little girl, always dreaming up a wild tale to tell. I used to watch the movie Anne of Green Gables with my grandma, and I can definitely say Megan Follows character had an impression on me. I can relate to the whimsical side of Anne wanting to be a writer, but more so when she grew older and understood the deeper side of telling a story.
Yes, I feel you. When I was a kid, I used to see Beatrix Potter little drawings in her cartoons, and I always tried to get there with my own creations. What you do and see when you’re little, stays there forever and it conditions your tendencies as an artist when you grow up or, that is my theory.
So, very, very true. Thank you for sharing that with me.
Very good news… is that you’re taking the plunge into horror. Haha! Welcome to the dark side! 😀 Tell me a bit about your new terror book!
So, some might not know, but I’ve always been immersed in horror. I like the kind of horror that lingers for weeks after you’ve read or watched it. That’s the true experience for me. Some might think it odd that I love so many different genres, but I can’t stop at one. My imagination won’t let me…ha-ha.
And as you know I’m currently working on my first horror novel, “Don’t Take Me Down To Texas”. Like my first book, this story is also inspired by a dream. Well, more of a nightmare. I have a lot of those, and always have since I was a small child. I don’t want to give too much away just yet, but I will tell you the story centers around Ana Hawkins, a college student who is on her way home for a family reunion. I’ve decided to write this book in third-person, unlike my first novel. I definitely need the space to let the other characters shine in their own twisted lights.
So, when Ana arrives back in Texas to meet her family, she will be greeted with horrific scenarios. She will definitely be thrown into some awful situations that make her question even her sanity. The villain(s) of the story, well, can’t say much about that subject yet. *Grins*
Well, that sounds very, very good. As a horror fan, I’m always drowning in these stories. Your first character in your debut novella, “The Afterwards”, has already a double blade. It’s not terror but suspense. I guess when you feel comfortable in a genre, naturally, your threads will always have a personal brush stroke.
Yay! It means a lot coming from you. I try to write a little bit of experience into everything I write. I like for people to feel connected to something, ya know.
Since I’m in love with your poetry, tell me a bit about it. I guess it started as a way out, but do you have a project for it? A collection, maybe?
She fed from red wine as
her wraith like form danced
Her watchers waited in turn
with greedy eyes
for a single rose chance.
N. Heinz “A Red Dress and a Blue Corset”
Yes, poetry for me was my way out. To express myself and so much more. I’ve always written poetry, but never really shared much with others. It’s kind of ironic when I think about it because my poetry is the most vulnerable part of my writing, but it was the first thing I decided to share.
I think because I wanted people to relate, connect or just see something we all share. And that’s why we’re human. We all feel deeply, our hearts all beat and one day stop.
To answer your last question, yes, I’ve started working on a collection of poems. Maybe one day I’ll publish them 🙂
I really think you should publish them, I love them
Well, thank you. I think I will eventually!
“Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.” Edgar Allan Poe