Tell us a little bit about your background.
I'm a WAHM of 3 young boys (5 ½, 3 ¾, and 2). I have a wonderful husband – my first kiss and college sweetheart. We met the first day of classes freshman year of college, where I graduated with a B.S. in chemistry. I always wanted to be a writer but figured I wouldn't be able to support myself by it for a long while, hence the science major. I wanted to be a CSI but that didn't work out. Hopefully one day, I'll use my psych and forensic classes to write some amazing mysteries. J
Now tell us how you got into writing.
I've always wanted to be a writer. I wrote short stories since I first learned how to write. Started my first novel literally during sixth grade. Took me 10 years on and off to finish it. Turned to poetry (really bad poetry) in high school. In college, I learned about Nanowrimo and got back into novel writing and haven't stopped ever since.
Was getting published hard?
Hard is a relative term. I had written 50K of a fantasy romance novel when I was talking to a publisher on a yahoo group publisher chat. She asked to see the story when I finished it. I added another 30K, edited it, emailed it, and waited. When she accepted, I was so shocked I almost didn’t know how to react!
Even though I'm published and have several novels and novellas under my belt, I still get butterflies in my stomach each time I submit and I still get rejections.
Give us a summary of your new release.
WHITE HELLEBORE is the second book in my superhero romance trilogy, Heroes of Falledge. Nicholas and his sheriff girlfriend Julianna thought their troubles were behind them, but then not one but two villains show up. It's up to Black Hellebore and his sidekick the batty witch Gavina to save the day again.
Any others on the horizon?
I'm just finished writing Scarlet Magi, the last book in the Heroes of Falledge trilogy. What's up next? Good question! I'm not quite sure myself. I have so many ideas I'm not sure which to go with next.
Where do you get your ideas?
From everywhere. People watching, TV, movies, "what if" land, dreams…
How long does it take you to write a novel?
That depends on the story. I've been averaging about a month and half to two months lately. Novellas can be as short as a week but usually half a month to a month.
What do you enjoy doing outside of writing?
My family, of course! Horseback riding. Going to the PA Ren Faire. Exercising. I'm a fitness nut.
Do you find certain times of the day or certain things inspire you to write?
Not really. With the boys, I grab whatever spare time I can find to write. Sometimes pictures will inspire me, especially well done fantasy works.
What advice would you give to a new writer wishing to make it in the publishing world?
Read and write and read and write some more. You can never stop learning more about the craft of writing.
We'd love to hear a few quirky facts about you...things that don't normally come up in an interview!
Um… I'm really short at 4'11" ¾. What else? I love to dress up. (Channel my inner girl, maybe? Or to make up for all the testosterone in the house more likely.) I absolutely love chocolate and cupcakes and strawberries and nuts, especially cashews, and now I'm hungry. LOL
Thank you for having me!
After destroying Skull Krusher, Nicholas Adams thinks Falledge is safe and becomes a security guard at the museum, watching a valuable statue. Unfortunately, the Egyptian statue houses the soul of a scorned witch, biding her time to have her revenge on the descendants of her cheating lover.
Kiya the witch isn't the only new foe in town as the drug that created Skull Krusher has now transformed a scientist into yet another monster, forcing Nicholas to don his Black Hellebore mask again and save Falledge.
Nicholas has no help this time as Kiya gains possession of his love Julianna's body and brings the soul of Justina, Nicholas's high school sweetheart and Julianna's twin, with her. Despite himself, Nicholas is torn between the sisters. If he can't stop the fiends from taking over the world and destroying humankind, he'd never be able to find lasting, true love.
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Nicole Zoltack loves to write in many genres, especially romance, whether fantasy, paranormal, or regency. When she’s not writing about knights, superheroes, or zombies, she loves to spend time with her loving husband and three energetic young boys. She enjoys riding horses (pretending they’re unicorns, of course!) and going to the PA Renaissance Faire, dressed in garb. She’ll also read anything she can get her hands on. Her current favorite TV show is The Walking Dead. To learn more about Nicole and her writing, visit http://NicoleZoltack.blogspot.com.