Nicole Fitton has lived in such glamorous locations as New York, London and Croydon! She currently resides in Devon, England with her family. She worked for over 20 years in both the UK and US music industry. Her debut novel 'All Tomorrow's Parties' was released to wide acclaim in 2015. 'Forbidden Colours' is her second novel and is released in December 2016. She has a degree in nursing and is a certified Pilates Instructor. Alongside novel writing Nicole has a passion for short stories and will release her collection of shorts entitled 'Soaring' in 2017. She has a low boredom threshold and manages to entertain herself by annoying her teenage children, using hashtags such as #funtimes! She finds talking to the dog both rewarding and therapeutic. The dog is always happy to listen! Nicole is a member of the group Authors Helping Authors and Mystery Writers International.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
It is so tough narrowing it down to only five, but here goes, not in any particular order: 1. Maya Angelou - I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings. I read this book when I was about 18, and have read it numerous times since. It is the first time I can recall that I really connected with an author on such an emotional level. It is a book that will have you sensing every emotion under the sun. It is cruel and cutting and loving and humorous all in one hit.... and it's an autobiography! I really felt this book and would recommend it to everyone! 2. Patrick Suskind - Perfume. This is a book you will either love or hate. I loved it and read it when it first came out. It charts the tale of a poor street urchin in 18th century Paris. It is a haunting tale of murder most horrid which stays with you long after you have finished reading it. It is a tale which is dark and compelling and oh so beautifully written. 3. Fyodor Dostoevsky - Crime and Punishment. An amazingly easy book to read. Do not be put off by the fact that it is a Russian classic set in the mid-eighteenth century. It is a poignant tale of guilt and atonement which is as relevant today as it was when first published. The reason I love this book is because of the way the central character Raskolnikov attempts to justify his evil actions. A great psychological read! 4. Jo Jo Moyes - Me Before You. Another book which sucked me in and wouldn't let me go. It is beautifully written and made me connect with the central characters so deeply. It made me laugh and cry and everything in between. It is powerful and compelling. I must say I stand in awe of such an accomplished writer. 5. Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte. For me, this book is all about the passion. It is so real it is almost palpable! I love everything about this book from its wild setting on the Yorkshire Moors, to the intense relationship between Heathcliff and Cathy. Wuthering Heights is powerful story telling far ahead of its time and just as beautiful today.
What do you read for pleasure?
I read everything I can. I am a reading addict! I have just finished a historical biography by Amanda Foreman called 'The Duchess' which was amazing. My favourite books are those that make me feel, you know the sort.The ones that grip you and won't let you go. I am a particular fan of Jo Jo Moyes and Kate Atkinson.
What if your memories were not your memories? What if the drug hailed as a cure is a curse, and ultimately your destruction?
Nothing is quite as it seems in this heart stopping thriller that will have you turning its pages well into the night. If you like thrillers you will love this book!
All Tomorrow's Parties ~ A contemporary love story set against a backdrop of 1980s pop culture. Laine Marshalls rollercoaster life will have your thoughts racing and your heart running for cover. She's a girl of her time fun and slightly unhinged. Can she really have a happy ever after? All Tomorrow's Parties is chicklit with a twist of something dark.