Monday, May 20, 2013
Author of the Week: Ni'cola Mitchell
About The Author
Through her independent publishing company NCM Publishing, Ni’cola published numerous titles which have been featured on various best-selling lists throughout the country. Much of her work revolves around complex relationship issues and Mitchell’s compulsive desire to see women overcome challenges.
When she isn’t writing, Mitchell loves to spend time with her family and volunteers as a mentor or youth activities. Originally from Kingston, Jamaica, she currently resides in North Las Vegas, Nevada with her two daughters Destani and Diamond. Ni’cola is also the CFO of Obsessive Soul Media and Co-Founder of the Baltimore Urban Book Festival. She holds a Bachelors degree of Science in Business Management and is currently pursuing a Master’s of Business.
About The Book
Sunny, a young attractive choreographer, is attempting to make a name in the industry. Upon attending a youth basketball game she has a chance encounter with DeVe, an entertainment manager looking to manage the next star on the horizon. The two women decide to become partners on the way to the top and over time they become friends.
From the pen of Ni'cola comes a story of two determined women who must manage their careers alongside their personal lives. During this journey, each woman experiences love and lost, heart-ache and pain, judgments and labels, as they find out that love is not the factor that walks away, people do.
Q & A with Ni'cola Mitchell
A&RBC: How did you become a writer?
Ni’cola: My first novel was inspired from a dare. I used to keep a journal of my thoughts and experiences. I would share this with my close girl friends and family and they were intrigued that I wrote this. So at my graduation party I was dared to write my first book. I write about real life situations. I take things that I have been through and situations that I see day to day to add the twist in my stories.
A&RBC: What are you hoping readers take from your book?
Ni’cola: I can honestly say that even though all my characters are vastly different, they all possess the same underlying dynamic; they learn from their mistakes. That is the message that I would like to send to my readers. Even though life is hard, and everyone makes mistakes, I want the reader to look back into their own personal experiences and reflect on the choices that were made and learn from them.
A&RBC: If you were to write a book about a controversial topic, what would it be?
Ni’cola: A controversial topic…. Hmmmm… If I had to choose, it would be domestic violence. I was a victim of this, but was on denial when I was going through it. There are many women that are in my shoes, and I feel that it is sometimes easier to acknowledge an issue via reading than admitting it out loud.
A&RBC: Are you an avid or occasional reader? If so, what is your favorite genre of books?
A&RBC: If you could interview one of your favorite authors, who would it be? Why?
A&RBC: If you could make a movie out of one of your books, which one would it be?
Ni’cola: I would make A Cold Piece a movie because the story line is so intense. It has all the key components of a great movie such as: drama, sex, thriller, murder, mystery.
A&RBC: Which marketing/promotions or publicity strategy has worked best in your favor?
Ni’cola: I own an independent publishing company so I guess I believe in both.
A&RBC: What new projects are you working on?
Email address: Nicola@nicolacmitchell.com
Links to buy:
Barnes and Noble: http://bit.ly/XqgWyR
Google Play: http://bit.ly/WZKMJF