Interview with Nichelle Colenan

What's the story behind your latest book?
The story behind this latest book is about how young men pursue older women just to find out that it requires as much work than being involved with someone who is the same age. The stories in this book are based on real life situations. My youngest daughter's father is more than 10 years younger and after 14 years of knowing him, he's not to a level that makes him compatible with me.This book will show information that supports little success in a relationship where the woman is old enough to be the young man's mother. My daughter's father pursued me, but I was the one who would be judged by many.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I was motivated to become an indie author because it seemed to have a lot of advantages in terms of saving money and making more time to write. I believe that it's less complicated than produces other style books,
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords is contributing to my success by allowing me to easily download my book to many different outlets and making it possible for potential customers to sample 15% of the book.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I found writing to be very therapeutic, so this is the greatest joy for me. In other words, I am able to express some things during writing that I may never have the opportunity to verbalize. I really appreciate not having to debate or dispute what I have written unlike having a conversation with someone.
What do your fans mean to you?
My fans are most important to me. They are the reason for my existence in the world of readers.
What are you working on next?
My next book is written specifically to and for women of color. It is applicable to many women, but most of the subjects are directly related to issues that Black American women (from less advantage areas) face.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My faith and trust in God inspires me to get out of bed each day.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I spend a lot of time reading, listening to music, dancing, or doing something with my daughters.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
My first story was about how rough my adolescent years were.
What is your writing process?
My writing process is to write without any concerns.
How do you approach cover design?
I use my imagination, but I realize that after this first cover, I need to get help with the design.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Newark and Elizabeth, NJ. Growing up in Newark has made me to be a very strong-willed woman with lots of street smarts. Growing up in Elizabeth helped me to love everyone since during the late 70s. for the most, we all got along with each other back then. We didn't have many of the issues of today. I demonstrate my love and passion for making a positive difference through my writing.
When did you first start writing?
I started writing when I was nine years old. I kept a diary.
Published 2015-02-02.
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Books by This Author

Older Woman Younger Man Why it Doesn't Work? or How it Can
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,570. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships & Family » Dating
A single mother falls in love with a young man who is 12 years younger than her. After having a child and living together for over two years they realize that their love for each other isn't enough to keep it going. Several others are interviewed and surveyed in reference to older women dating younger men. Two of the couples are still married for more than 20 years.