Julie Nicholls was born in Hull, East Yorkshire, England. Her love of writing didn’t fully develop until she moved to Bulgaria after retiring from work at the age of 42. Living in a small village in the South of Bulgaria with her husband and two dogs, Julie enjoys country-life and the freedom retirement brings.
She’s the owner of “Literally Sensual” on WordPress, along with other writing friends, but is more known for writing Fanfiction and receives regular reviews.
The release of her first novel, Demon Within, encouraged her to continue writing a sequel. And now Demon Within is the first in a series called “Fallen Angels”. The second book in the collection, “Angel Within”, will be released late Spring 2015.
Follow Julie on Twitter https://twitter.com/JulieMirishka and also on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/jnichollsauthor
What inspires you to write?
My fantasies and daydreams, anything that isn’t real life. I love to disappear into another world, away from the ‘norm’ and then feel the need to get it down for others to enjoy
Tell us about your writing process.
For my first book, Demon Within, it started as a usual daydream and I mentioned it to my husband and then we started brainstorming. The whole basis for the story was sorted after about an hour, after that, I just had to fill in the gaps with various sub plots and sneaky secrets etc. I use a program called Xmind, it’s great for making a chart on who’s who, what’s what and so on. I put all the details in there, work on the characters, their background and then start building the chapters.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
*Hangs head in shame* I’m quite sure I’m not the only one!!
Who are your favorite authors?
I admire the work of Shayla Black, Karen Marie Moning, Sylvia Day, J K Rowling to name but a few.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
It was a no brainer, self publish with Amazon. Easy.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I hope book publishers realize there are many good writers out there who are slipping through their nets because of the system they use for processing.
What genres do you write?
fantasy, romance, paranormal, adult fiction
What formats are your books in?