I love reading a book, but when I see it is a part of a series, that makes me smile even more because that means more time with the characters from the first book. We get to take new adventures or continue the same adventure with the characters again in another book or books. And we might even get to meet new characters or watch as one or a few characters are killed off during a fight or by other means. Nicolette Fuller is an author with a series that she wants to tell us about, along with a bit about herself and how her writing has gone thus far.
1. What sparked your interest in writing?
I’ve always enjoyed writing. When I was a teenager, I loved writing poetry, which grew into short stories and then something more.
2. Has anyone in your life inspired you to write?
My husband, James. I hadn’t given it much thought to ever go through the whole process of publishing. I had been writing New Age and dabbling with it for a while when he pushed me into it.
3. When did you decide to publish?
I published New Age in 2019. I realized it had a ton of editing issues, so I took it down and re-released it in 2020, along with 2 other books to the series.
4. Are you an Indie Author or Traditional Author? Why did you choose the path you did?
I’m an indie author. As much as I would love to be traditionally published eventually, I’m not going to go majorly out of my way to do so.
5. What is your first published book?
6. Are you happy with how your books are coming out? Would you change anything?
I’m thrilled with how they’ve come out. This series has become a major passion project of mine that I’ve really enjoyed. There have been some setbacks, but it’s been a learning experience.
7. Will you continue to publish books for many years to come?
I’m hoping so. I have three books that are related to this series that I want to publish this year. I have a few more in mind for it as well, plus another series that’s been brewing in my mind for years that I would love to get out, eventually.
8. What genres inspire you to write?
Fantasy, romance, thrillers.
9. What is your favorite genre to write? What is your least favorite genre to write?
Right now, I’m writing a dystopian/sci-fi romance. I always thought my first book would be fantasy from all the short stories I’ve written. My least favorite genre? It’s hard to say… I don’t think I would write a western.
10. What challenges have you faced publishing?
It’s all trial and error. I feel like I jumped the gun on publishing my book the first time. I had an editor go over it, and I thought that was enough only to find it riddled with mistakes. That was horrifying since I wanted to put my best foot forward with releasing my first book. Trying to get it out there and get people interested is taking some time as well.
11. What challenges have you faced in writing?
There never seems to be enough time in a day to sit down and write. Out of this whole process, writing is the easy part.
12. Where do your ideas for your books come from? Where do you keep those ideas?
The idea of New Age came to me almost a decade ago. I created the world, mapped and drew out the city along with the compound, and went from there. For the longest time, I wrote the story by hand and kept it in a binder. Now everything is on my computer. My notes are kept on a sticky note tab, which seems to grow by the book. Although it’s purely fictional and set in a post-apocalyptic world, the series is very much based on a lot of my own feelings, friends, and situations.
13. Are you also a bookworm and does reading other works help inspire your own writing?
I love reading. I find it does help open the mind some days when I feel stuck in a rut or when I need to take some time away from my own book and indulge in someone else’s world for a bit.
14. Do you have a website where we can follow you?
I have a website that I try to update. I’ve thought about getting a dot com but haven’t gotten that far. It’s: http://www.nicolettefuller.weebly.com/
For more up-to-date stuff, I post daily on my Facebook author page. I leave clips from the books I’m working on images, book trailers, etc., on there. It’s way more active: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorNicoletteFuller.
15. What is the link for your books so others may look and possibly purchase them from?
Nicolette’s imagination has flown out of her fingertips, and into her series that is linked above. I hope you take the time to hit the link and check out her books, maybe even buy the series for yourself. I look forward to getting the series myself once I can and devour every imaginative bite Nicolette has written. I wish her luck in her writing and her publishing as she continues on her path as an author. Do not forget to sign up for updates on her pages above and if you read her book, then please write a review. I have said it before and will continue to say that leaving a review is a magnificent gift besides buying their book for an author.
Thank you Nicolette for doing this interview with me. I enjoyed learning more about you and your writing. Keep up the great work and I look forward to seeing more of your books out on the market.