Interview with Nicole Banks

Published 2013-09-01.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in New York and trust me it's the greatest city in the world. With so much to do and so many cultures here it's easy to get lost in it all. I see, that it's influenced my writing a lot. Everything I write, I write about New York and all that is out here.
When did you first start writing?
I started writing when my Aunt gave me my very own Diary in 97 for my 10th birthday. After that I was just writing every where and everything. I have so many books filled with poems, short stories, and lyrics. (yes at one point in my life I thought I was going to be a rapper)
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I think the motivation behind being an indie author was being able to do as I please with my writing. I have no one to answer to but myself and my fans.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Goodreads. I can't tell you how this site has changed my life. I've read so many amazing books and it's all because of goodreads.
What do you read for pleasure?
Romance novels, paranormal romance, and some steamy novellas to keep things interesting =)
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I have a Kobo
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Honestly? Word of mouth I think is the best. Especially if you know a wide range of people who love to read the types of things you write.
What are you working on next?
Second part to Shattered. After that, I have a new story brewing in my head I've written down a couple of ideas I'm actually intrigued to see where these characters can take me.
Who are your favorite authors?
J.R Ward, Melissa Schroeder, Slyvia Day, Joey W. Hill, and so many more.
What is your writing process?
Music must be on always! I don't think about what I'm going to write I don't have a plan of attack. I just throw on music and let my characters decide how they want to proceed.
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