Interview with Nikki Loris

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I do. Looking back on it, it was horrible. Ha! I was in middle school or the first year in high school and I wrote a "love story" for my friend that ended up with them living happily ever after.
When did you first start writing?
I started writing back in high school. I stopped for several years due to having a young child. I started writing again in 2009.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I currently have a Nook.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
To experience different things through my characters and to get to share these characters with other people. It is so amazing to see what the idea starts out being and how they evolve and develop as the story develops.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I love to read, surf the internet, and spend time with my family. I also have a full time job working as a nurse.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in East Tennessee. I feel that it has been a little difficult to overcome the regional dialect. I work hard to make sure that too much of that does not come out in my writing. Where I live, it is completely normal to call everyone "honey, darlin' (no G), sug." That is hard to incorporate into writing unless you are doing something set in the deep south or your character is from the deep south.
What is your writing process?
I wish I had a better process. I just sit down and stare at a blank screen. Eventually an idea hits me and I start typing. Then I will read it and make changes as I need to.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The first story I remember reading was Accident by Danielle Steele. The main thing I remember was the way I was drawn into that story and the emotional tug I felt on my heart. I remember sitting with tissues while reading it because of the tears it caused.
What do you read for pleasure?
I love to read! I will read anything. However, I have to be captivated by the first couple of chapters or I just put it down. Sometimes I come back and finish reading them years later, other times, then end up being donated because I just can't get into them.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I wanted to be able to write what I wanted to write and get it to people who enjoy reading it. I am able to interact with people this way and get their feedback, be it positive or negative. I have the ability to not feel pressured to publish something when it isn't ready to be read yet.
Published 2015-06-09.
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Books by This Author

Second Chance
Price: Free! Words: 7,580. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Women's Erotica, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
Chelsea gets a call from Jacob Wilson, the rocker that she had a one night stand with a few months earlier. Will she meet up with him? Will something more develop out of this relationship?
A Wonderful Night
Price: Free! Words: 11,590. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Women's Erotica, Fiction » Erotica » General
Chelsea and her best friend, Abby, goes to a concert to see Chelsea’s favorite musician, Jacob Wilson, after winning tickets and a special meeting with him. After meeting him, sparks fly between Chelsea and Jacob and they enjoy a night of passion.