Featured Interview With Nichole Giles
Tell us a little about yourself. Where were you raised? Where do you live now?
I was born in Nevada, raised in Arizona, married and settled in Utah for a long time, and have spent the last two years on the Texas coast. We recently had a wonderful opportunity to move back to Utah, which is where I hope to stay forever and never have to pack another moving box ever again!
At what age did you realize your fascination with books? When did you start writing?
I’ve loved stories since I was born, I think, and was a voracious reader in my younger years. In fact, I did a lot of babysitting as a young adult, and spent about 90% of my money at WaldenBooks in the local mall. Mostly on Nancy Drew stories.
I didn’t consider becoming a writer until much later, when my youngest child was starting kindergarten and I realized I might actually have a chance to do something I enjoyed. I took a few writing classes and discovered a whole new love.
Who are your favorite authors to read? What is your favorite genre to read. Who Inspires you in your writings?
I mostly read YA books, because I think they are the most creative, and the most succinctly told. I do also read adult and middle grade, and even picture books on occasion. I am really not all that picky as long as it’s well written. But YA continues to top my most desired TBR list.
I’m a big fan of Suzanne Collins, Ally Condie, Leigh Bardugo, Elana Johnson, and so many others. Really, that’s an unfair question, because my collection of favorite books truly spans more than four full-size bookshelves. But all of these authors inspires me.
I am also very inspired by music and beautiful scenery.
Tell us a little about your latest book?
I am currently in the process of writing the third book in my DESCENDANT series. DESCENDANT and BIRTHRIGHT are both already available, and they tell the story of Abby, a girl who has inherited healing abilities and psychic sight from her ancestors, along with a 500 year old enemy who wants her dead AND a curse that keeps Abby and her true love, Kye, from being together. This third book follows the couple as they have run away to escape the demons who are chasing them. Along the journey, they must figure out who to trust (after many betrayals) including from each other, while they figure out how to truly break the curse, which will include one last, final sacrifice.
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