Nicole Deese Talks about A Season To Love
Q & A with Nicole Deese by Melony Teague
Nicole Deese is a full time lover of humorous, heartfelt, and hope-filled fiction. When she’s not writing a sweet romance, she can usually be found reading one near a window while drinking La Croix. She lives in small-town, Idaho with her handsome hubby and two sons.
2014 American Christian Fiction Writers’ Genesis Award Finalist and Winner of the 2014 Swoony Award for Best Christmas Romance
Q: When you are writing, what treat do you like to snack on to keep you going?
Nicole: Well, I’m pretty obsessed with La Croix Sparkling Water. I go through a few cases a week, especially when I’m on deadline. (Sometimes I add a Zip Fizz to them if I need an extra boost of energy—and by sometimes I mean daily.) And my latest must-have snack right now is Emerald Valley cocoa almonds. So yummy!
Q: Tell me about why / how you chose the genre you write in and what about it appeals to you?
Nicole: Honestly, I’m pretty sure the “romance genre” chose me. I’ve been a sucker for love stories since girlhood. There’s just something incredibly fulfilling about writing the journey of two people falling in love against the odds (both personal and external.)
Q: A Season to Love is book #2 in the Love in Lenox series, what was the biggest challenge in writing Willa’s story?
Nicole: The ending, although to be fair, endings are almost always the biggest beast I tackle during my writing process. I’m pretty sure I wrote about a dozen endings for Willa’s book before it was reader-ready.
Q: If you were to pick one character out of your books that could materialize and become a real live person, a friend, who would it be and why?
Nicole: Hmm…this is a hard one. I would love to pal around with Weston James (from A Cliché Christmas and A Season To Love) but I’m pretty sure my hubby would have something to say about that…so I’ll choose Alex Reyes from A Season To Love. I could use a spunky teenage girl in my life, especially since I’m a mom of two boys. She’d make a super fun romantic-comedy movie date and a great pedicure partner.
Q:What do you do to get into “the zone” when you are writing?
Nicole: I listen to loud, lyric-filled music when I write. Currently I have around 400 songs saved to my Spotify writing playlists and I try to match the mood of the scene to the mood of the music. Well-written lyrics are a huge source of inspiration for me. I also write with my trusty snowflake blanket on my lap and a full water bottle (or a La Croix) on my desk at the ready. Haha!
Q: One fun fact about yourself that readers may not know is…
Nicole: I can sing the fifty states song in less than twenty-two seconds. For real. It’s my only hidden talent. Someday I hope it earns me a prize!
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Hi Mel & Nicole,
Great interview! I’ve been so intrigued by your gorgeous cover! This is definitely going on my Wish List!!
Best of luck!
No, I haven’t read her book .. YET! Sounds like a story I’d like 🙂
I have not yet read any of Nicole’s books, but they are in my TBR pile and I would love to win and read this book! Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂
I would love to win a signed copy.
A Cliche Christmas is one of my favorites. I think Hallmark should make Nicole’s Love in Lenox series into some Christmas movies.
I read the first book in the series and loved it! Can’t wait to read this one. Thanks for the chance to win!
No, I have not read the first book in the series, but I recently learned about both of these books and added them both to my wish list. They sound really good! Thanks for the opportunity to win.
Enjoyed the interview. The book sounds like one I would really enjoy reading.
I haven’t read her book but would love to!
I am an avid reader but haven’t read anything of yours. Look forward to it.
What a fun interview! I love the cover of the book and the story sounds awesome! I’ve been wanting to read it and would love to win a signed copy! 🙂 Thanks for sharing.
I have not read the first book in the series, but they sound like something I would enjoy.
I haven’t read any of Nivole Deese’s books. I look forward to reading them in the future.
I have not read Nicole’s book but I plan to.