Interview with Nicole Parkerson

What is your writing process?
1900 Miles of Passion is based on personal experiences. As I began writing I thought of how a reader would be more likely to relate to my experience. So I embellished some of the real life events that took place. The best lies are surrounded by truth.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The Children of Noisy Village is the first book I read. I don't know why it was so appealing to me, it was just a fun book.
How do you approach cover design?
I wanted to have someone draw the cover art for me. I put out an open call, but had no takers. I created the most ridiculous cover style I could come up with. A horribly photo shopped picture, and a map of my journey of sexual discovery, so the reader could trace my steps.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
I don't think I am going to answer this question. Most of what I read are comic books and I don't think they count. When I do read books, I choose unknown authors. I have never gone with the flow.
What do you read for pleasure?
When I read Hustler, I do.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
PC
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
This is my first book. I tried to get the money to publish it on a funding web site, but apparently, the sheep would rather give money to protect Betty White from 2016. Those jerks raise over 4k in one day. I know the money went to a theater in LA, but come on. When that happened at the end of last year I became completely withdrawn. There are plenty of unknown artists out there that want to share their work with the world. Just recently I saw a story of some little jerk who wanted to raise money to buy his grandparents house. He raised 8k in one day. This is the world we live in, where artist are ignored over some panhandling little turd? I always say, you don't have to support me, but support the arts. It is art that provides beauty in the world of crap. It is an escape from the mundane garbage which surrounds us. Art, whether it be writing, painting, sculpting, or music is all beautiful.
Describe your desk
2 monitors, a mouse, a keyboard, a phone, 2 speakers, and a ton of paper and pens.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in the suburbs of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I'm not sure if this had anything to do with my writing. Most of my writing comes through creating a world better than the one I live in. I was bullied as a kid, I never did good in school, I never had a lot of luck in love. I have always looked at the world around me as crap. I bunch of people running around trying to out do each other. For what? Most of the people I know are garbage. They have kids and think they are doing them a favor by allowing them to live in their house. That is not raising kids, that is just providing shelter. I now live in Arizona, I could not have picked a more depressing place to live. Arizona has no idea what "quality of life means." Arizona is only concerned with "quantity of life." I hate it here.
When did you first start writing?
Third grade. I wrote puppet shows. My teachers were impressed with my ability to make up stories as I went, of course people like Jeff D, would tell me everyday how much I sucked. Thanks to constant self doubt I never pursued sharing my writing with anyone.
What's the story behind your latest book?
The book I am working on now is a fictional tale of a guy who runs a home owners association like a dictator. He will achieve the perfect neighborhood through intimidation, imprisonment, and murder. But, there is also a love story behind the evil.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I want people to read my book. Tell you like it. Tell me you hate it. Tell me you think I should never write again, I really want people to question my sanity.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Not yet, but I hope they will.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Writing allows me to forget about the steaming pile of crap which is my life.
What do your fans mean to you?
I doubt I will have fans.
What are you working on next?
HOA
Who are your favorite authors?
Larry Flint
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Inspires me? Nothing. The only reason I drag myself out of be is so I don't further disappoint the people around me. Just the other day I was googling how many Ambien I need to take to just fall asleep and never wake up. Then I think of people standing over my casket, making remarks like, "Well this is the ultimate failure."
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Sleeping or starring at the TV.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I just scroll through pages of books until a title jumps out at me.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
It was a puppet show based on the movie Jaws, only instead of a shark, there was a giant duck. I remember the entire class laughing as I pretty much made it up as I went. Then on the playground I was told by several boys how bad it was.
Would you consider yourself, addicted to sex?
It's the only thing I have always been good at.
Published 2017-06-27.
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Books by This Author

1900 Miles of Passion
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 94,620. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Comedy/Humor, Fiction » Erotica » BDSM
1900 Miles of Passion is my sexual journey of self-realization. Was it necessary for me to murder people along the way? Probably not, but when you ache for someone in the deepest parts of your soul, you will do what is needed to be with them. I have been called a perverts dream. Come dream with me.