Nikko Lee is another of the great authors who writes for Prizm Books. Catch a peek at her book trailer. Then learn a bit more about her.I asked her:
What do you have in mind for your next
I’m currently working on a BDSM thriller. Psychiatrist Jacob Riley is used to being in control, especially in the bedroom. The murder of a former submissive thrusts him into the middle of the investigation. He must find the killer before he becomes the prime suspect.
Is there anything you remember which prompted you to start writing? When do you remember first wanting to write?
I can remember writing my first story that was not a school assignment in seventh grade. For me, it was a way of confronting feelings and emotions that were bottled up in my head. I was always very shy and, at least in my fictional worlds, my characters acted in ways that sometimes I wished I had the courage to act.
How long did it take you to write this book?
Wolf Creek started off as a National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) project. In 2012, I took an outline that I had written the previous summer and dedicated the month of November to writing the first draft. I did manage to write 50,000 words of the novel during the month. Needless to say it took a lot more writing and re-writing before the finished manuscript that I started shopping around last year. Three days before my daughter was born, I signed the contract with Prizm.
What are your ambitions for your writing career?
I would love to find a book that I’d written for sale in an airport. I want to write stories that entertain and allow people to escape the mundane of the everyday.
Do you have any strange writing habits (like standing on your head or writing in the shower)?
Sometimes I find that my most productive writing sessions occur in a busy environment. I used to write during class in high school. A busy café or a work meeting provides suitable background and allows me to focus on creativity instead of being bored. But it requires a little bit of stealth. The outline for Wolf Creek was written during a basic first aid course. Don’t worry, I still passed the course.
Do you have a day job as well as writing?
My educational background is in genetics. My day job as a scientific curator keeps me immersed in mouse genetic research.
Do you ever experience writer’s block? If so how do you get past it?
I experienced a long writer’s block when I started undergraduate studies. I’d finished my first novella about a drug company using a small town as an unwitting test population. After that, I didn’t feel the passion to write until I discovered erotica. I started writing short pieces for myself, then for online groups in a roleplay community. There’s nothing better for a writer’s ego that an appreciating audience. Whenever I hit a block, I try to remember why I write and what I love about my story. That usually gets me writing again.
What’s your passion in life?
Writing is high on my list of passions. I’m also an avid hiker. My husband and I are slowly making our way north along the Long Trail by hiking sections every year. I’m a volunteer search and rescue team member. Generally, I love being outdoors.
You can buy Wolf Creek from Prizm Books. Life as a gay omega werewolf is no fairy tale.
For more about Nikko:
Facebook Author page: https://www.facebook.com/Nikko-Lee
Twitter: https://twitter.com/NikkoLee88 #omegasrule