Annie Nicholas

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Interview By: Tamazon

Date: November 01, 2010

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Catch | Liquid Silver Books | Paranormal Erotic Romance | Oct. 11, 2010

Please tell us your latest news!

The second book to The Angler series: CATCH releases Oct. 11, 2010.

I've also launched a new website.

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

I would have add a little more of Rio. Don't get me wrong. You get the taste of Rio in the story but not as much as you did Budapest in the first book.

Who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work?

I have to pick only one! I can't but I'll narrow it down.

I'm a JR Ward kick right now and I love how she does alpha males.

I eat up any of Jim Butcher's Dresden Files. He does complicated plots well.

CJ Cherryh has influenced my imagination and helped develope my twist on paranormals.

Do you have a specific writing style?

I write in very deep point of view. I really get inside my characters head so for the time you read my stories, you can expect to be someone else for a while.

I love sexual tension, the conflict between confident people vs the insecure, and action. Lots and lots of action.

Do you see writing as a career?

All the way, baby.

I'm reminded of something my husband asked this summer. "I guess this writing thing isn't going away, right?"

"Sorry, honey. It's like a diease without a cure. We'll manage."

Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?

I've always loved reading. One summer about three years ago, I got sick and was house bound for about six months. I went stir crazy. Out of things to read to occupy my mind, I started writing in the wee hours of the night when I couldn't sleep. It helped distract me from the pain.

Connie Bence was born that summer and this new book continues her adventures in the dark world of vampires.

Do you have any advice for other writers?

Don't give up. Learn from your peers. Work hard.

The best thing that happened to me was meeting other romance writers and talking shop.

How does your family feel about having a writer in the family? Do they read your books?

Some of my family reads my books. I'll be honest in saying I'm a little shy about the older members reading the heated parts, though. LOL

It's mostly my older nieces in their twenties who are my fans.

What did you do before you became a writer? Do you write full time?

I am a nurse and still work full time at the hospital. I don't think I could give up that part of my life completely, been doing it for too long to stop now. I'd love to go part-time and free up some of my time for more writing.

What is your writing process? Do you outline, fly by the seat of your pants or a combination of both?

I'm an evil outliner. I tend to outline the skeleton of the story first then flesh it out as I go. Sometimes a new angle will occur to me as I write and I change a few things around.

I love numbers and order so I need to have a map of some sort to begin.

Do you have a favorite object that is pertinent to your writing? If so what is it and please describe it. (Pen, Coffee Cup, Pet, Blanket, Chair)

Nothing specific, except I like to have my black berry close to check e-mails and twitter.

Do you have a ritual when it comes to writing? Example..get coffee, blanket, paper, pen and a comfy place

I still write my first draft long hand. *gasp*

I have a stock of notepads that I use, even know what the word count is for a full page of writing. There is always one in my purse. Most of my books are written in 15-20 minute periods during the day.

Doing writing challenges with fellow authors is nice too. We meet on the internet and write for 20 mins then exchange the word count done in that time and share snippets. It leads to brain storming and small critiques. The company is the best thing for me.

What main genre do you write in?

Romance, Erotica / Spicy Romance, Paranormal / Urban Fantasy

Annie Nicholas