Books have always been Nikki’s best friends, and as early as age three, she’d already started creating stories in her head. Over the years she’d find herself writing a little bit on this story, a little bit on this other story, but never finishing anything.
It took a few years of stopping and starting on various projects (such as an eight-book series where the stories to be interwoven in with those of the characters from a completely separate nine-book series, all of them from the same fictional Texas town) and a visit with her aunt to clarify a better path. So she filed away everything she’d started in a “save for later” directory on her computer. Then she followed the advice from a how-to article and took an event in her own life and asked, “What if…?”
That question became the basis for “The Great Boyfriend Experiment” novel she classifies as “chick lit” and has been working on since 2006. “Shifters,” her second work in progress, began as her NaNoWriMo 2013 assignment, and is a paranormal fantasy novel about shape-shifters, but is currently back-burnered. Her latest work-in-progress, another offering from NaNoWriMo 2014, is a fantasy about a knight of King Arthur’s court who was cursed by Morgan Le Fey, and 1500 years later, he’s still searching for a way to break his curse and truly live. She swears she’ll get back to those other stories, and hopes to finish at least one of them someday.
Nikki currently lives in Texas with her cat Molly, a Bullitt Mustang named Finnegan, and a close circle of writer friends who keep her inspired.