Welcome to my author interview with Nicole Coverdale, author of paranormal and urban fantasy novels.
Welcome, Nicole. It’s great to have you here.
Thanks, Book Squirrel!
What inspired you to write?
Writing is something I have always loved to do. Growing up, you could always find me with my nose stuck in a book and I was in awe of those who could bring such amazing things to life, just with words and I just knew that’s what I wanted to do. In English class, I loved everything about it, grammar, writing, sentence structure, etc and one day I decided I was going to write a story and I did. It was childish, something I would never share with anyone, but it was special to me and eventually writing became like a therapy to me. Growing up in a house of divorced parents, and being the middle child of three daughters I needed some way to get my emotions out, especially since I was very quiet and shy. Writing gave that to me.
What are you working on writing now?
Right now I am working on the 5th book in my The Wiccan Way series. A series about magic, and a group of sister witches who are struggling with their destiny. This book, titled Bound by Magic follows the sisters as they search for an ancient sapphire that has been scattered throughout the world, before the demons get to it first.
Do you have a favourite food or drink that helps you write?
I like to snack. Peanuts tend to be my go-to, and I do like a glass of wine to help calm my thoughts.
Who designs your book covers?
I follow a lot of different designers, many who have created covers for my books. Kristyn from Drop Dead Designs, Tara from Fantasia Frog Designs, and Michele from Captivating Covers and Plots just to name a few. They’re amazing, and so easy to work with. I’m lucky to have found them.
What’s your favourite kind of music?
I love my 80’s rock music, or hair bands as some may call them. Poison, Motley Crue, Def Leopard, Aerosmith, etc. I haven’t been able to find a music genre that moves me as much as the hair bands do.
Forest, country, beach or city?
Country! There’s just something so soothing and calming about the country. Being with your own thoughts, and of course, getting to watch the wild life. There’s nothing quite like it.
What’s your favourite TV show?
I have two. For comedy and good laughs, I love watching Brooklyn 99. I could binge that show a hundred times and never get sick of it! For drama, Grey’s Anatomy. I’ve watched it since the beginning, and love how much it’s grown. Plus it’s been on for so long, I just can’t not watch it!
When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Honestly, I wanted to be so many things! I wanted to be a teacher, a lawyer, a doctor, even a cop, and finally, yes, an author. But you know the cool thing about being an author? You get to put yourself in so many different character’s shoes that I get the chance to be every one of those. With a little help from some research, of course.
What’s your favourite season? Why?
I love the fall. The colors of the leaves changing is one of my favorite things to watch, plus it means football season is here and I love watching football!
What’s your favourite quote, ever?
I’ve always loved the quote, “when one door closes, another opens.” It just always helped me remember that whatever life throws at you, there’s always more. And even in the face of our darkest days, there’s always a light at the end of the tunnel, and good things will come. But sometimes you do have to be patient for it to come.
What would you like people to know about being an Indie author?
That it’s not easy. While I love getting the chance to do what I love, write and share it with so many readers, being an Indie author is tough! You not only have to find the time to write and set strict guidelines for yourself, you also have to make sure you find a good editor, a good cover designer, get the book’s interior formatted, not to mention knowing where and how to promote your work. It can get exhausting! But it is so worth it as well.
Where can readers find your books?
My books are on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
Where can readers follow you on social media?
I’m on Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, Twitter, and Goodreads.
Thanks for chatting with me today, Nicole!
Thank you for having me, it has been fun. Bye for now!