Interview with Nicole Fitton

What are your five favorite books, and why?
It is so tough narrowing it down to only five, but here goes, not in any particular order:
1. Maya Angelou - I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings. I read this book when I was about 18, and have read it numerous times since. It is the first time I can recall that I really connected with an author on such an emotional level. It is a book that will have you sensing every emotion under the sun. It is cruel and cutting and loving and humorous all in one hit.... and it's an autobiography! I really felt this book and would recommend it to everyone!
2. Patrick Suskind - Perfume. This is a book you will either love or hate. I loved it and read it when it first came out. It charts the tale of a poor street urchin in 18th century Paris. It is a haunting tale of murder most horrid which stays with you long after you have finished reading it. It is a tale which is dark and compelling and oh so beautifully written.
3. Fyodor Dostoevsky - Crime and Punishment. An amazingly easy book to read. Do not be put off by the fact that it is a Russian classic set in the mid-eighteenth century. It is a poignant tale of guilt and atonement which is as relevant today as it was when first published. The reason I love this book is because of the way the central character Raskolnikov attempts to justify his evil actions. A great psychological read!
4. Jo Jo Moyes - Me Before You. Another book which sucked me in and wouldn't let me go. It is beautifully written and made me connect with the central characters so deeply. It made me laugh and cry and everything in between. It is powerful and compelling. I must say I stand in awe of such an accomplished writer.
5. Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte. For me, this book is all about the passion. It is so real it is almost palpable! I love everything about this book from its wild setting on the Yorkshire Moors, to the intense relationship between Heathcliff and Cathy. Wuthering Heights is powerful story telling far ahead of its time and just as beautiful today.
What do you read for pleasure?
I read everything I can. I am a reading addict! I have just finished a historical biography by Amanda Foreman called 'The Duchess' which was amazing. My favourite books are those that make me feel, you know the sort.The ones that grip you and won't let you go. I am a particular fan of Jo Jo Moyes and Kate Atkinson.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grow up in South East London, UK. I am not sure if the location influenced my writing but my friends and teachers most certainly did. My primary school teacher gave me some amazing advice, which even now I carry with me and I have to say I popped into my debut novel 'All Tomorrow's Parties'. Want to know what it is? Well you'll have to read the book!!!
What do your fans mean to you?
They are amazing, just simply amazing. Always encouraging and so supportive, I gain a lot of strength from them. Thank you!
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Life. I have a passion for life and what each day will bring. So I would say living life ... oh and the alarm clock!
Describe your desk
Messy! I like to call it organized chaos! It is a white and shiny although you would never know as you can not see the surface! My computer is center stage with my notes and scribbles to the right next to my coffee. I have a selcetion of books to my left and a lamp.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Good question! Forbidden Colours was the evolution of a question that had been rattling around in my brain. You know, those annoying questions that wake you at 4am and won’t let you rest until you’ve written something. Well, that’s how it was for me. I had read a newspaper article about the complexity of the human brain and well, it all started from there. Forbidden Colours is a gripping love story which contains elements of psychological suspense. It contains enough adrenaline fuelled drama to power the national grid! Once I had the protagonist Midori Yates firmly fixed in my mind's eye she took charge and dictated the direction of travel. I have a passion for science and being able to incorporate that into a book is very exciting. The story centres around a new drug being brought to market that does not quite do what it is supposed to…. I shall leave it at that. As I said earlier I started Forbidden Colours with a question and everything flowed from there. So, I know you want to know, what was the question? It’s a question I often ask myself but seldom has it led me in such an unusual direction…... ‘ What if?’
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Being able to share my stories with people. I want people to experience and enjoy my work.
Who are your favorite authors?
Too many. I have too many favorites. Here's a few : Maya Angelou, Jo Jo Moyes, Donna Tart, Kate Atkinson, Robert Brynza, CJ Morrow, Ian CP Irvine, Agatha Christie, Rosamund Pilcher... oh I could go on and on...
What is your writing process?
I start with a very simple idea. I am not really a planner. I usually start with a central character in mind and see where it takes me. I day dream a lot - some would call it procrastination! I let ideas come and go and I find myself asking lots of questions. I do not usually know how the stories will end and like to uncover them as the story unfolds.
Published 2017-03-03.
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Books by This Author

Forbidden Colours
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 74,980. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
What if your memories were not your memories? What if the drug hailed as a cure is a curse, and ultimately your destruction? Nothing is quite as it seems in this heart stopping thriller that will have you turning its pages well into the night. If you like thrillers you will love this book!
All Tomorrow's Parties
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 59,620. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » New adult
All Tomorrow's Parties ~ A contemporary love story set against a backdrop of 1980s pop culture. Laine Marshalls rollercoaster life will have your thoughts racing and your heart running for cover. She's a girl of her time fun and slightly unhinged. Can she really have a happy ever after? All Tomorrow's Parties is chicklit with a twist of something dark.