Nikki Duvall

Biography

Nikki grew up in Massillon, Ohio, where her first grade teacher removed her from class and assigned her to write books, fearing she would be too bored and wind up hating education.So began Nikki's love affair with the written word.
She has worked as a dishwasher, hospital pharmacy technician, technology specialist and librarian. She lives on the mesa above Telluride, Colorado with her two dogs, Tank and Finn.

Smashwords Interview

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I began writing books when I was in first grade and my teacher, Rita Thrasher, recognized my gift early on. In fact, she pulled me out of class and gave me the time and space to write all the books I wanted to write. Her motive was to keep me interested in school work that didn't challenge me. But that early recognition of my talent and my passion to write left a lasting impression. Later, when I handed in my final exam in an English literature college course, my professor looked at me and said, "Someday we'll be reading you." I wonder if that professor knew what a boost that was to a young woman struggling between the choice of a mainstream occupation and to follow her dreams of becoming a writer. My life has been filled with personal struggle beside so many other strong women who can say the same. We seem to always rise above. My writing allows me to capture the spirit of strong women and share that undying determination with my readers so they can be inspired to deal with life's challenges with grit and fortitude. That's my joy- that I might influence my readers to be all they can be, follow the example of the strong female characters in my novels, and live the life of their dreams.
What are you working on next?
I'm returning to my Midwest roots by setting my next book, Close Quarters, in the rural town of Kidron, Ohio. The female protagonist is a bit biographical, an unsettled young woman who is trying to find new roots away from home, but is slowly discovering that home might be the best fit for her after all. Add some quirky relatives, an old flame, and some local colorful details and you've got a funny fast read. Look for it later this fall.
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Where to find Nikki Duvall online


Books

Fencing Geli
Series: Telluride Trilogy, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 66,120. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
Geli Benson has been in love with hometown heart throb Harley Bowen since she was fifteen, so in love that at sixteen she jumped in the backseat with a local good for nothing just to be the kind of exciting girl Harley might desire. But Harley joined the Marines that summer and Geli gave birth to a son, a secret she’s kept till now.
Julia's Vow
Series: Telluride Trilogy, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 78,020. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
Julia Hoffman made two vows before her twentieth birthday, wedding vows to an abusive husband and a vow to her dying mother to respect life at all costs. Now her husband is dead and has left behind a new life growing inside her, a life that will force her to choose between her vows and another chance at love.
Tomboy Road
Series: Telluride Trilogy, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 67,360. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
Big city girl with too many vials of prescription painkillers in her Prada bag runs to a small town, high powered boyfriend on her heels. Gets in repeated accidents. Hides medical records at the bottom of a dresser drawer. Pays cash for a ramshackle house, refuses help from anyone.Too fascinating for mountain guide Wes Satterfield to resist.
Barely Legal
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 66,840. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Meredith Evans is risking her position in the Cook County Public Defender’s office by paying off her student loans as Misty, an exotic dancer at a south side strip club. When Admiral Evans discovers his daughter’s dirty little secret, he calls in a favor from Assistant D.A. Paul Kaplan-get his little girl off the stage. This may be the best assignment Kaplan has had in years.

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