Hey everyone! Today I’m interviewing author N. Nieto and she’s got some exciting news. If you follow my blog each week, you’ll know that I just participated in a cover reveal for N. Nieto’s upcoming re-release of her series Unforeseen Secrets. I had the honor of reading the first book in this series, and it was great. You all should snatch up the entire box set for the pre-order price of 99 cents!!
About you as an author:
Tell us about your books/series.
My series is called Unforeseen Secrets and it follows to best friends as they both try and put their lives back together in some way and along the way they happen to find love. But sometimes not everyone gets their happily ever after.
What genre(s) do you write in?
Romance, suspense. I am trying to get into paranormal romance as well and have a few ideas bouncing around in my head.
Are any of your books your favorite?
I would have to say Resurrected Secrets Book one in the Unforeseen Secrets Series is my favorite because it gave me my start as writer.
Where do you get your inspiration from? How do you come up with your characters and stories?
A dream came up with my first book and the others just kind of came to me I guess you could say. I get inspiration from reading A LOT!
Are there any characters you love more than others? Why?
Again I would have to say my characters from the Unforeseen Secrets Series because they are my start, my babies.
Any characters you hate? Why?
Timothy from Book 2 and 3 in the Unforeseen Secrets Series. Read them and you will see why.
If you needed help, which one of your characters would you call? Why?
Oliva and Willow from Surviving This Life. Those chicks are badass!
Are there any pieces of you in your books?
Yes. Sandra in the Unforeseen Secrets Series has my attitude and one of my WIPs is actually loosely based off a relationship I had when I was younger.
Which of your books would you recommend to a new reader?
Resurrected Secrets because it has it all, love loss, friendship, action and new beginnings.
Why and when did you start writing?
Early August 2015, because I had a dream and thought it would be a good book.
What’s the most difficult part of being a writer?
For me it is always second guessing myself and not believing what I write is good, even though I have several people who think otherwise.
What’s your favorite part of the writing process?
Getting to make up a new world and new people and relationships.
How do you handle criticism…constructive or otherwise?
I know this is going to make me sound like a big baby but I cry. With good and bad reviews. I get emotional about my work. But I always take what I am told about my books and strive to make them better.
What’s the best advice you’ve received as an author?
Not everyone will like every book and that’s okay.
Do you have any quirky writing habits?
I listen to detective shows on the IQ channel while I write.
How do you handle writer’s block?
I step away from the book and come back to it later and re-read what I already have written and usually new ideas come to me as I re-read my work.
What’s your go-to book blog?
I have a lot. I have found several blogs that took the chance on posting a book by an unknown like me and they do it faithfully. I don’ want to name names in case I forget one. But know if you are a blogger and have ever posted my work I am talking about YOU! Thank you!!!
What is one thing you want people to know about you as an author?
I love chatting with “Fans” (how weird is it calling them that? lol) I don’t want to be just known as a romance author I want to do it all and eventually I will! J
Do you have a current WIP, upcoming release, or other exciting book news you’d like to talk about?
I have my Unforeseen Secrets Series re-releasing soon so keep an eye out for them. I also have 2 WIPs that I am working on now both are romance. One is YA Romance. I also have a Newsletter now that I am excited about! You can sign up for it here: http://eepurl.com/bRhk3f
About you as a person:
What do you do when you’re not writing?
I work a weekend job and I love blogging and reading! I also have 3 kids so they keep me pretty busy as well!
Favorite thing about your hometown?
It’s a small place where everyone knows everyone. I love the country feel to it and love the fact that if I wanted to go to the dollar store in my PJs no one would give me a second glance because they are probably in theirs too J lol
Farthest place you’ve traveled from home?
First and only place I have ever been outside of Alabama is Tennessee.
Favorite…Food? Color? Place? Movie? TV show? Song? Band? Etc…
Food would be Mexican! Yum Color is pink! Place would be the beach even though I have never been L Movie would be My Sister’s Keeper. TV Show? Boy I have a few. Grey’s Anatomy, Vampire Diaries, The Originals, The Fosters, The Walking Dead and Switched At Birth. My favorite song currently is (And don’t judge me for this lol) Love Yourself by Justin Bieber.
Any weird collections?
I am kind of OCD about things so idk if it is strange but when I clean my house I can’t spray any air freshener until after all the sweeping, mopping, dusting or anything of that sort is done.
What is something you’d like the book community to know about you as a person?
I am out spoken and usually say the first thing that comes to my mind. I am sarcastic, funny, and friendly.
Anything else you’d like to add?
Follow me on my social media sites please!
Big thanks to N. Nieto for stopping by! Don’t forget to one-click her series for under $1!