This week, we interviewed the talented Nicola Tee , author of Laid BareWe spoke about Nicola’s writing experience, what they might change and challenges they faced!






Name one book that you like most among all the others you have penned down.


I am a big fan of James Patterson and especially his book The final warning the fourth novel of his Maximum ride series. I say to myself ‘I will only read a few pages before bed’ and then three chapters later I am still reading it, meaning the next day I am walking around like a zombie thanks to the lack of sleep.



Have you ever taken any help from other writers?


No, I have not directly taken any help from other writers but I love to read and I use reading as a way of developing my own writing skills. I tend to read more when I have writers block to help me get my imagination flowing.



What is your view on co-authoring books; have you done any?


I think it is a fantastic idea, two brains are surely better than one. I can see how it could cause conflict as each author has their own style and imagination but if two people can collaborate successfully an amazing book could be produced. I have personally never done one but never say never as I love trying new things.



Do you make your own vocabulary words in your book or resort to the existing ones?


I tend to make up words when my characters are speaking to give them some individuality. But I do not use this style often as I love the English language and using it in my writing.



What is that one thing you think readers generally don’t know about your specific genre?


I have tried to put light jokes within my book which you wouldn’t necessarily think would be present in my given genre. I want to test the boundaries with genres as I am striving to be different.



Are you satisfied with your book?


It took me approximately three years to write my book. There was times when I went weeks without writing anything down, days when I wanted to quit but it was so worth the tears as towards the end of the editing stage I felt proud of what I had written. 



Now when you look back at your past, do you feel accomplished?


I feel I still have a long way to go in my life especially in writing to feel truly accomplished. I am someone who always strives for more and will not be truly happy until I have reached all my goals. My one writing goal is to make an impact on people’s lives with what I have written. I would love someone to say ‘I couldn’t put her book down’ about my work. That would be a proud moment for me.



Are you a member of any writing committees; if yes, define your role?


Currently I am not, but I am actively looking to join one. I would love to meet fellow authors and pick their brains about their own writing journey.



If you could review Olympia publishers in a few words, what would they be?


I have been so pleased with the whole process, I found everyone supportive, encouraging and accessible at all times for when I had questions. They have made the editing stage of my book really enjoyable.




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