Interview with Nick J Mercorella

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Most definitely. It was in 1975 and I used an IBM Selectric typewriter. It was a chore. I never finished the book. Didn't write another word until 2013. Now, I can't stop.
What is your writing process?
Very simple. I sit on the patio and think about my story. When I have something that makes sense, I come inside to my computer and write. When the well runs dry, I'm back on the patio again until another scene develops.
How do you approach cover design?
I try to make the cover fit the story. The Mostest Man was a challenge. Danielle had a lot to think about, not knowing who Nick really was. The cover picture of her contemplating everything she knew about him struck me as perfect.
What do you read for pleasure?
Romance, adventure, thrillers.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Describe your desk
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
Brooklyn, New York. Old Fashioned values. It wasn't so much where I grew up, but when.
Published 2015-10-19.
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Books by This Author

Finding A Killer
Series: The Adventures of Riley, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 78,250. Language: American English. Published: May 22, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Can Riley Rafferty find the man who brutally beat Melissa Cummins to death? Can She accomplish what the Broward Sheriff's Office couldn't? Riley knew she had to try, despite the warnings from her boss, her boyfriend, and her family. Riley would soon realize reporting on a crime was much easier than solving one.
The Cauldwell Incident
Series: Danielle and Friends, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 140,220. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome
Being married to a Navy Seal is difficult. With training and deployments, time together is limited. Her best friend, Sara, was also married was also married to a Seal. They helped each other cope with the long, lonely hours of separation. But things were different now. Sara was moving to her husband’s hometown in Georgia. Addi still had her two brothers and Scott's family. Would they be enough?
Murder One
Series: The Adventures of Riley, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,600. Language: American English. Published: October 29, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
The sudden and unexpected promotion to Chief Investigative Reporter at Channel Nine News put Riley Rafferty's entire life in turmoil. When she was assigned to investigate the brutal murder of a friend's live-in girlfriend, Riley's life really became complicated. If that wasn't trouble enough, Riley learned her own boyfriend, Detective Sam Garner was assigned to the case.
The Lieutenant Commander
Series: Danielle and Friends, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 138,950. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
The 'Three Date Rule' had served Caitlyn well ever since her college days. It was basically very simple. Knowing that people might be uptight on the first date, she was willing to allow most men three dates before she decided if she wanted to continue the relationship. But, after meeting the Lt. Commander, the rules went out the window.
The Front Porch
Series: Danielle and Friends, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 132,640. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Having just been dumped by her fiancee for a tall, blond, stacked, bimbo, Alex was not anxious to get involved in another relationship. But, the charming stranger was hard to resist. Just when Alex decided this man might be worth a long closer, her ex decided he wanted her back, and tried to chase the handsome carpenter away. But, Tony Marchetti would not go quietly.
The Last Dance
Series: Danielle and Friends, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 126,890. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Catherine knew better than to get involved with someone at work. Now that she had, she had to deal with the consequences. Allowing this good looking, smooth talking guy to steal her heart, was a mistake. What Bobby had told her so many years ago, was true. No man could be faithful to one woman! For the second time in her life, that statement had come back to hurt her!
The Mostest Man
Series: Danielle and Friends, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 127,290. Language: American English. Published: October 19, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome
“Who are you, Mr. Amonti?” That was one of the questions the police detective asked Nick when he interrupted their business lunch. The detective wasn’t amused with Nick’s answer. After all that happened, Danielle was sure of three things. Nick Amonti was The Mostest Man she had ever met: She was totally in love with him. He wasn't in love with her. Danielle had to find a way to change that!