Love MC romances? Then I have the author for you. This week I caught up with Nicole Snow, author of Grizzlies MC series. As a lover of the American west, it's great to read books set in such beautiful places. Who doesn't love a rugged man? Enjoy the interview!
Fiona Blake: What made you decide to take the plunge and start writing your first novel?
Nicole Snow: I love reading romance. I'd been throwing words together for awhile writing fan fiction and short stories with a sexy side before I did a full blown romance novel. It was an MC romance, Never Love an Outlaw, and it's definitely inspired by all the love stories I've read plus Sons of Anarchy, which I'm an avid fan of.
Fiona : What writers inspire you?
Nicole: There's a few I always auto-read in romance. Among them are Joanna Wylde, Lauren Blakely, and Madeline Sheehan. There are so many more I read who inspire me all the time, but listing everybody would take far too long. :)
Fiona: How do you incorporate your life into your books?
Nicole: Familiar places come up a lot in my work. I enjoy exploring the American west, places like Idaho, Montana, and Washington, where the mountains rise wild and the landscape is as distinctive as the culture. I also have a soft spot for the south, Tennessee and Georgia, where I spent many summers. These places have served as backdrops for my most popular series.
Fiona: What is your writing process? (i.e. How do you develop your ideas? What does your day-to-day schedule look like?)
Nicole: All over the place, with some regularity. I always try to hammer out new words at least 4-5 days per week, or else push books through editing if I'm at that stage. This consistency has served me well. I respond to fan questions and comments on social media or by email as quickly and regularly as I can, too.
My readers are everything. It's very important to me to take time to respond to as much as I can personally. If you've purchased or borrowed my work and taken the time to read it, you deserve a response from the author as much as possible.
My ideas mostly come from books I've read, or popular shows. There's nothing like a good suspense series on Netflix to inspire me.
Fiona: What exciting projects do you have in the works?
Nicole: I'm wrapping up the next Deadly Pistols MC romance right now, Dust and Hannah's story. It should be out by early September, 2016. Further afield, I'm hoping to do more lighthearted billionaire bad boys like the kind people recently enjoyed in Prince With Benefits. Things change rapidly and I like to change it up sometimes, so even I don't know what the future may bring. And I wouldn't have it any other way.