About Nicole Higginbotham-Hogue:
Growing up in a small town, Nicole Higginbotham-Hogue spent a majority of her time reading and writing, so when she was granted the opportunity to write full-time, she didn't have to think twice.
Since beginning her writing career, she has managed to pen several lesbian romances, while adding a little action and adventure to spice things up.
As a newly graduated MBA student, she plans to use her recently discovered free time to craft the art that she loves. For more information on Nicole's new releases or to find out what she has been working on, sign-up for her newsletter at higginbothampublications.com.
What inspires you to write?
I love creating characters with different backgrounds and lifestyles. I feel like it is a great way to learn about new things and that it gives me the opportunity to explore new adventures through my characters.
What authors do you read when you aren’t writing?
I used to read Jane Austen and Julie Ann Peters. Now, I am into novels written by Radclyffe and Harper Bliss.
Tell us about your writing process.
Writing is soothing to me. There are many times that I begin to write something, and before I know it, an hour or so has passed. Therefore, I don't have a specific process. I pretty much just let my writing flow. I do try to write 1,000-1,500 words every time I sit down to write, but I feel like stories are better when the writer is relaxed and not under pressure.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I don't do either. However, I do think of my writing as if it were a movie, and from there, I get a good feel for each character's personality.
What advice would you give other writers?
I would tell them to keep writing. It can be difficult to deal with criticism and time crunches, but if you face those situations head on, you will get more out of your writing.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
My wife actually inspired me to publish my books. I had attempted to publish in the past, but after she encouraged me to pursue it head-on, I decided to actively attempt this career path.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think that online publishing will expand, and I feel like as time goes by, there will be more independent publishing platforms.
What genres do you write?: Romance, Lesbian Fiction, Action, Adventure, Thrillers, Mysteries
What formats are your books in?: eBook, Print, Both eBook and Print, Audiobook
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