Spring Author Feature: Nicole Nadeau
Happy Spring everyone! Today I would like to welcome to my blog, featured author, Nicole Nadeau. Check out her info & our fun Q & A below!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Nicole Nadeau grew up in Springboro, Ohio, with her older sister, Paige and younger brother Mark. She also has a dog, Lola and a rescue cat named Penny.
An avid reader since grade school, she read every action and adventure book she could get her hands on. Eventually, her love of reading developed into a love of writing. She started working on her own book while she was in high school.
Nicole has a neuromuscular disease called Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) which creates challenges in her daily life. She refuses to let SMA stop her from doing what she loves. Like the lead character in her book, she is determined and overcomes any obstacles that stand in her way.
She is already busy planning the next book in the Secret Life of Anna Goode series and has plans for many more books in the future.
Get To Know The Author: Q & A
Q: What is the most rewarding part of being a author?
A: Hearing from someone that read the book and say they connected with the characters. The characters feel like an extension of me, so when the reader connects with them, it feels like they connect with me.
Q: What age were you when you first started writing?
A: Thirteen. I’ve always loved stories in whatever form they took, and I started writing one day simply because I was bored. And I’ve been writing ever since.
Q: As an author, what would you choose as your mascot?
A: Either my cat or dog. They’re my writing companions, even though they like to interrupt while I’m working.
Q: Do you karaoke? If so, What is your go to karaoke song?
A: I definitely don’t do karaoke. You do not want to hear me sing. It’s not pretty.
Q: What is one piece of advice you would give to a aspiring author?
A: Keep reading. Half of your job is writing, and the other half is reading. It’s like doing research on different techniques and to see what’s popular. You can never read too much.
Jake’s phone rang. He answered it, and a confused look crossed his face.
He handed her the phone. “It’s for you.”
She took it. “Hello?”
Her skin crawled as Komarov’s voice filled her ear. “I heard you and Ivan had a little accident. I thought I’d call and let you know he’s alright.”
“How did you get this number?” she asked, stunned.
“You practically gave it to me when you texted your friend. I hope you’re not planning on running off. Your parents and I are waiting for you.”
“Where are they?” she demanded.
“Oh, don’t worry about them. They’re fine. They’re my guests. For now.”
“What does that mean?”
Komarov sighed. “It means that your little escapade is putting my very sensitive timetable at risk. My men are stretched too thin as it is, and I might not have enough to bring you back and take care of your parents.”
“Don’t hurt them,” Anna begged.
“Well, it’s time for hard decisions,” Komarov told. “And I’ll have to choose between them and my plans. Unless…”
“Unless you want to run a few errands for me and take care of what my men needed to do. Then I would be able to look after your parents.”
“Why would you want me to do that?”
“Because there are things that need to be done,” he reasoned. “You can’t come here on your own, we can’t have you leading anyone here. So it’s this, or your parents can’t be my guests anymore.”
A knot formed in her stomach. “What do you want?”
Komarov answered. “I just need you to pick a few things up for me. Do it, and I’ll let you and your parents go back to your boring little lives. We can even forget about the device I wanted you to build. Do we have a deal?”
She swallowed hard. “Fine. Deal.”
“Excellent,” he chimed. “Ivan will meet you at Brandywine Creek State Park, not far from Wilmington. He’ll explain everything and give you a few things you’ll need.”
Komarov’s voice suddenly turned cold. “And remember, we’re on the clock. If you don’t have everything I need within forty-eight hours then the deal is off. And if my plans are ruined, then I’ll have plenty of men to take care of you and your parents. Understood?”
“Yes,” Anna replied, her voice barely above a whisper.
“Perfect,” Komarov said, some of his icy tone disappearing. “Oh, and if you try to go to the police again or try to take what I need for yourself, the deal’s off. This should be easy for a genius like you.”
The phone clicked, and the line went dead.
Anna lowered the phone and stared at it in shock. “Well,” Jake said, after Anna filled him in. “We’ve got a lot to do then.”
-Excerpt from "The Death by Midnight: The Secret Life of Anna Goode"
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