Name  Nicky Jayne

Age 31

Where are you from Las Vegas Nevada

A little about your self `ie your education Family life etc

I am married to an US Airman, currently stationed in the US. We have been married for 11 years in January. I have 2 boys who are the light of my life. I studied with UOP for 4 years and received my bachelor’s degree in Business accounting and finance. People think I am nuts because I absolutely hate numbers.

Fiona: Tell us your latest news?

Latest news… Hmm let me see. I am in the middle of finishing off my fourth book which seems to be taking me a lot longer than first expected. I aim to have it out by March.

Fiona: When and why did you begin writing?

I began writing in July of 2013. I have never been one to be able to sit and write down words. But as an avid writer I thought I would give it a shot and lone behold I came up with my first series. “The Embrace Series” I have fallen in love with writing, I don’t think I could stop even if I tried.

Fiona: When did you first consider yourself a writer?

The day I hit publish on September 29th with Embracing Life. Although it was solidified when I completed NaNoWrimo this year. It took me 23 days to write a 60k novel and I was able to release it shortly after.

Fiona: What inspired you to write your first book?

Nothing really inspired me to write it, I was really just playing around. But as the story grew and my beta readers sent back comments and awesome feedback. I pushed myself forward and completed it. Just the sight of my words, in print brings tears to my eyes.

Fiona: Do you have a specific writing style?

No not really.

Fiona: How did you come up with the title?

It literally just came to me. Out of nowhere, I typed in the boldest largest font I could and it stuck. It fit the storyline perfectly.

Fiona: Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?

Yes! I am a true believer of the message, but I really need to take my own advice sometimes. “Embrace Life and all its challenges”

No matter how bad your life, your day even your hour may be you have to embrace all that comes with it and keep looking forward. There is no sense in giving up.

Fiona: How much of the book is realistic?

None, It is completely fiction for me.

Fiona: Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?

No! Not at the time of writing anyway. But as I moved around in the world of “Books” many people have commented on how they have dealt with something similar. “Embracing Life” and “Embracing Love” is for them.

Fiona: What books have most influenced your life most?

I don’t have any really. But I will say that I have grown to know some authors and have read their work and their books have shaped how I am today.

Fiona: If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?

I have a list lol! But as I just finished reading 50SOG for the fifth time. E L would have to be one I would like to consider a mentor.

Fiona: What book are you reading now?

I am reading a new author.. Layla Stevens. Her work is new fresh and I am enjoying being one of the first to read her amazing work.

Fiona: Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest?

Layla Stevens, S K Hartley and David Hamilton are just the first 3 on the top of my list.

Fiona: What are your current projects?

Currently I am working on my fourth book “Taking Flight”

Fiona: Name one entity that you feel supported you outside of family members.

My beta readers and my editor. They were beyond supportive in all areas. Whether I was having a crazy plot change or a bad day. They were never too far away from me,

Fiona: Do you see writing as a career?

Yes very much so. Wherever I go I think of writing, I don’t think i could concentrate on a “Normal” job with all these stories and characters running through my head,

Fiona: If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?

My latest book “Footprints” is a heart felt one and yes I think I would. I would make it longer and I would add more the inside facts to being in the military.

Fiona: Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?

No!
Fiona: Can you share a little of your current work with us?

Absolutely… Here is a teaser from my upcoming release “Taking Flight”….UNEDITED

Willow:

My skin blushes and my hands become sweaty as I take the last remaining steps.  My body has taken over; I am moving, but I want to stop I just can’t. As I get closer to the deep solid door, I can hear a tiny voice echo within. Followed by a much deeper voice. I stand stock still, frozen. I run my little fingers over the door, feeling its soft shaped moldings, with each grain the voices echoes making the door give off a small vibration.

Fiona: Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?

Not getting distracted. Being a mom and a wife has it daily challenges of course. So I tend to write when the kids and the husband are away. However my brain doesn’t shut off when they walk back through the door. So trying to write something whilst there are in and under foot becomes hard.
Fiona: Who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work?

Fiona: Do you have to travel much concerning your book(s)?

2014 will be a big year, I have  signings lined up.
Fiona: Who designed the covers?

Kari Ayasha at CovertoCover designs

Fiona: What was the hardest part of writing your book?

The end. I know there is more… I can write more and I hate writing those 2 words. However for those who have read my books, I have a sick fascination with cliffhangers J

Fiona: Did you learn anything from writing your book and what was it?

I learnt a lot from Embracing life. From words, descriptions and my writing style. I am learning daily on how to write better and I am thankful to my kickass editor(s) for all the hard work they put in.

Fiona: Do you have any advice for other writers?

Don’t give up! Don’t shut your characters up. They speak to you at the weirdest and most inappropriate times, but don’t hide from them.

Fiona: Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?

Thank you! Without you there is no me. Yes sure I would still write, whether I would publish would be a different matter. I am grateful and thankful for those have read all my work and still love me afterwards. You have no idea how grateful I am for you. Thank you for sticking beside me and helping me though the rough times. You truly are the best I could ask for.

Fiona: Do you remember the first book you read?

Lion Witch and the Wardrobe. I LOVE those books.

Fiona: Other than writing do you have any hobbies ?

As a mother to boys, I have a strew of hobbies…all boy related lol! I am avid camper hiker, and I love to ride horses. I also have a mean talent for building skyscrapers out of legos lol

Fiona: What TV shows/films do you enjoy watching?

Love romance… Anything smushy kissy and lovey I am into. I love Castle, Beauty and the Beast.

Fiona: Favorite foods / Colors/ Music

PURPLE…Anyone who knows me, knows I have a fascination with PURPLE lol. I listen to all genres of music.

Fiona: If you were not a writer what else would you like to have done?

I would love to own my own ranch somewhere on the side of a mountain. But if I had to do something now, I would be back behind a desk somewhere adding subtracting and slaving over a string of numbers.

Fiona: Do you have a blog/website? If so what is it?

http://authornickyjayne.wordpress.com/

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