Q: What was your hardest scene to write so far?
A: The ending of Hook & Crown sequel! It killed me to write that scene. Saying goodbye to that world and those characters hit me in the feelings.
Q: How many books do you have that are not being currently worked on, but are half-written or complete but unpublished?
A: At least three, maybe more....
Q: Do you have a series developing?
Q: How long did it take you write it?
A: A whole year! It was a tough one.
Q: What did you do when your characters stop talking (writer's block) to you during the process?
A: That's the worst, I struggled with writer's block this time around. When it happened I would take some time away, then come back later with fresh eyes.
Q: What routine do you have when you sit down to write a book?
A: I have to have music playing, no other distractions, and coffee.
Q: Do you write it all out in long sittings or short ones (sprints)?
A: Both! It just depends on how much time I have during a writing session.
Q: Do you get exhausted or energized during writing sessions?
A: I get energized, my mind works a lot more quickly and it actually takes some time to come down when I finish a session.
Q: Where do you get your ideas for your books?
A: Well, Hook & Crown is a retelling of Peter Pan because I always adored the classic story. But the next project is a total original that popped into my head.
Q: Is there another author you look up to or strive to be as successful as?
A: I look up to all my fellow writers! We are a special breed of person and writing is not easy, so I have so much respect for other artists.
Q: Are you a reader yourself?
A: Of course! I read a ton!
Q: If so, are you a beta or ARC reader for anyone else? (You don't have to name for who if you do not wish to.)
A: I am not.
Q: Do you like to read the same genre(s) you write?
A: Yes! YA anything is typically what I reach for, but I reach just about anything.
Q: Do you have a favorite book or a book that stands out the most?
A: I can't pick just one book, but the Throne of Glass series is my all time favorite.
Q: Have you ever cried, laughed, or had a real emotional response to a book?
A: Definitely! The best books are the ones that make you feel something!
Q: What kind of social media do you have?
A: Just about everything! You can find me on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram!
Q: Do you like to connect with your readers using your chosen platforms?
A: Yes! I love seeing people post about my books and giving me feedback once they have read them! I try to respond to everyone!
Q: Do you have any author friends that have helped you with your writing process or just been there for support?
A: The Parliament House team is amazing, of course, but other than that I rely on my close friends, all of whom are not writers for, my support.
Q: What was the best money ever spent as a writer?
A: My laptop! The portability of it is great.
Q: How does your family feel about your writing?
A: Honestly, they are supportive, but see it as more of a hobby than a career.
Q: Is there anything about you that your readers don't know that you would like them to know?
A: Most readers probably don't know that I'm not just a writer, I'm also a mom!
Alright y'all, there you have it! Nicole Knapp is hard at work as a writer, mom, and has a normal job! I am so grateful that I got to read Hook & Crown, and am excited for book two! I am even more grateful that she agreed to do this interview! Even more grateful for her patience of it going live today! I hope you guys check out her books, social media pages, and my review!
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