Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Meet Nicole O'Dell

Welcome back, Nicole. We're excited to hear from you today.

What was the hardest part of your book to write?

Some of the questions in Girl Talk were really difficult. Since they’re all
from real teenage girls, it was tough to know that the question represented a real girl from a real family with real hardships. Some of them were about such heavy issues. . .they broke my heart. It’s difficult to imagine that teenagers are dealing with such tough things!


We all have choices of items that help us write. What’s yours? Can you give the readers a glimpse into your writing space? What’s your favorite writing reference tool?

I’m loving my Dragon Dicate program. It has taken a while for us to form a close bond where it knows what I’m saying, but I love being able to speak my text into existence. Kind of like God in Genesis. Well, not really, but you get the idea.


If you had to choose one person to go with you for encouragement to a secluded cabin, who would that be?

Jesus. Honestly, right now, with the craziness of my household, the busyness of life, and the constant noise around me, I’d love a few days with NO ONE else. Just me, my Bible and a pot of coffee.

What are you working on now?

I have several releases coming up, so I’m preparing for those. The Embittered Ruby, book two in my Diamond Estates series releases on 4/1. I’m also getting ready to launch a second hour of radio on the Choose NOW Radio network. You can find out more about that on my website, www.choose-NOW.com.

What is one of the happiest moments of your life or an accomplishment that you’re especially proud of?

As a mom of six, I must say that my proudest moments are because of my kids. Carrying my triplets as long as I did was a major accomplishment and a miracle. God blessed us with three happy, albeit messy kiddos to add to our already bustling household.

Is there one piece of advice that’s been especially valuable to you?


This too will pass. J That applies to writing, editing, parenting, being a teenager...all of life is temporary and the hard times will pass. God never promised He’d keep us from challenges and struggles; He promised He’d walk with us through them.

Please share information where readers can check out and buy your books.

Everything you could want to know about me or my books can be found at www.nicoleodell.com. I’m on twitter at Nicole_Odell and Facebook at nicoleodell. But that’s all on my website, too.

Thanks, Nicole, for joining us today.

Nicole is giving away a copy of girl talk. The giveaway is only available to U.S. addresses. To be entered in the book giveaway, leave a comment. You can enter the book giveaway twice--once on each spotlight post.

Happy Reading!
Carole

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Enjoyed the visit with you Nicole. The interview was interesting. I have 2 teenage G-granddaughters, so this sounds like a good book for me to win. So, will give it a try! Maxie Anderson ( mac262@me.com )

Anonymous said...

Enjoyed the visit with you Nicole. The interview was interesting. I have 2 teenage G-granddaughters, so this sounds like a good book for me to win. So, will give it a try! Maxie Anderson ( mac262@me.com )

Teela said...

Nicole, I would love to read/review your book. Thank you~ teelayoung at hotmail.com

Amy R.S. said...

Hi. Added this to my wishlist in case I don't win. Sounds like a great book for teen girls, which I have two. Please sign my up thanks.

sweetdarknectar at gmail dot com

Charity U said...

Please enter me! I would love to read this.

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