#Wednesdays are for Writers: 15 Questions with Nicole Anne Collet – Author of the Romance Thriller Book: “Red – A Love Story”

SOOP asked our Dear Author Nicole Anne Collet 15 Questions, to unleash her passion for writing Romance Thriller Books.

Question 1. Where are you from?
Nicole’s  Answer:

I was born in the city of São Paulo, Brazil.

Question 2. Tell us a little about your self ‘ie your education Family life etc’.
Nicole’s  Answer:

I come from a multicultural family. My father was French and my mother is Chinese. They met in Shanghai and later moved to Hong Kong, the Philippines, Paris and finally São Paulo. It was the 50s, and Brazil was regarded as a promised land. My brother was born in China and my sister, in France. Before living for 12 years in the US, I studied Journalism and later Cultural Management for my Master’s degree in Brazil. I speak English, Spanish and French. I used to speak Mandarim fluently with my grandma, but quit speaking after she passed away. It was our language and I didn’t want to speak it with anyone else.

Question 3. Tell us your latest news?
Nicole’s  Answer:

RED 2 is out on Wattpad and I am still writing!

Question 4. When and why did you begin writing?
Nicole’s  Answer:

My first plunge into fiction was my novel RED in 2013. Before that, I wrote a non-fiction book on personal marketing as a ghost writer for an international designer.

Question 5. When did you first consider yourself a writer?
Nicole’s  Answer:

When I wrote RED.

Question 6. What inspired you to write your first book?
Nicole’s  Answer:

A teenage crush on a History teacher during the 80s and a visit to the BDSM Folson Street Fair in San Francisco sometime during the year of 2000, which astounded me.

Question 7. Do you have a specific writing style?
Nicole’s  Answer:

I would describe it as poetic with philosophical dabs.

Question 8. How did you come up with the title?
Nicole’s  Answer:

Red is a fascinating color that encompasses opposites such as love and hate, pleasure and pain. It signals an invitation and also the forbidden.

Question 9. Is there a message in your book that you want readers to grasp?
Nicole’s  Answer:

There are several messages in my book, but the main is that love is a virtue based on freedom, selflessness and respect.

Question 10. How much of the book is realistic?
Nicole’s  Answer:
It is all fictional with occasional details and situations drawn from my life. A prank in one of the chapters was directly extracted from my own experience.
Question 11. Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?
Nicole’s  Answer:

Definitely yes.

Question 12. Do you see writing as a career?
Nicole’s  Answer:

I see it as a life mission for spreading whatever knowledge I have and positive messages that can be inspiring and helpful to readers through the channel of fiction. Readers absorb that with their intellect and also with their emotions, which is a powerful way to spread a message.
Question 13. Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?
Nicole’s  Answer:

Since I was little. At the age of four I loved the bedtime fairy tales that my father read for me from old books, and I liked telling stories too. Later in life I worked in two major newspapers and in the publishing industry.
Question 14. Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?
Nicole’s  Answer:
Creating places, characters and moods out of thin air! And finding believable motivations and obstacles so to avoid plot holes.
Question 15. Did you learn anything from writing your book and what was it?
Nicole’s  Answer:

I have learned everything, from creating tension to avoiding superfluous words and details.
If you have not read the Book Synopsis of her book: RED – A love Story yet, click HERE.
Get your copy via Amazon by clicking HERE: 

Nicole Collet

 Nicole Collet is a Brazilian-born writer and translator with degrees in journalism and cultural management.  She has edited and translated works from authors as diverse as Ken Follet, Nora Roberts and Machiavelli.  Nicole’s writing explores why people fall in love and what it takes for them to stay in love.  Her plots invite readers to think outside the box, merging story with psychology, neuroscience, philosophy, music, and literature.
Red: A Love Story by [Collet, Nicole]
RED: A Love Story
Two soulmates. One fate. One twist. It will all hang on the roll of a die.

A thinking woman’s 50 Shades of Grey, this intriguing first novel covers familiar territory but adds plenty of new twists.
—Debra Pickett, journalist & author of Reporting Lives

A feminist erotic novel with an empowered heroine.
—Amy Guth, WGN radio host & author of Three Fallen Women

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