Interview with Nicole Froio

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Not really, but I do have a short story stowed away in my closet that I wrote when I was 14. It's awful. It's about a boy who lives in the favela who has an abusive father and an alcoholic mother. It lacks depth because I obviously do not know what that is like so it's shallow and just all around uninteresting.
How do you approach cover design?
I love design, and I always try to think what would leave the reader wanting to read the story, so in addition to a good image I try to think of a good, compelling title.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Harry Potter series, Game of Thrones series, The Colour Purple, The Perks of Being a Wallflower and Brave New World
What do you read for pleasure?
I like science fiction, murder mysteries, trashy romance novels and classics.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
The basic 69 dollar kindle! What else would I need?
Describe your desk.
Messy: newspapers all around, several notebooks, books I am reading, sketches, several discarted glasses of water and two picture frames. One has a photo of my boyfriend and I, feeding a highland cow, and the other has my three best friends and I.
When did you first start writing?
In school, I suppose. From 13 I already knew I wanted to be a writer.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I want people to notice me and read what I have to say. Not only that but as a journalist I discover many interesting stories that need to be heard, so being an indie writer was the logical first step for me,
What are you working on next?
The rest of my collection entitled 'Unpublished Gems'.
Who are your favorite authors?
JK Rowling, Jonathan Safran Foer, George RR Martin, Alice Walker, Graham Greene.
Published 2013-09-05.
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Books by This Author

The Real Police Brutality in Brazil
You set the price! Words: 2,020. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Violence in Society
The Brazilian protests revealed a poorly prepared and violent police, but this has been the reality of the slums for decades. After feeling abuse of power in their skin the higher classes know how it feels to be oppressed. But this hasn't changed the exclusion of the people of the favelas and the lack of reporting concerning these crimes in the mainstream press.