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a sports enthusiast. He writes adult horror under another name, but thought of
the idea for Becky’s Kiss while
coaching his son’s baseball team. Since the story involved high school drama he
decided to write his first young adult piece. When not writing or teaching,
Nicholas Fisher enjoys pizza, reality television, and playing the banjo. He
lives in Pennsylvania with his wife and his son goes to Arizona State
Connect with the Author Here:
- What is the most important thing in your life and why? My family. My wife is my best friend and my son is my hero.
- If you could go out to lunch with any literary character, which would it be? The old guy in “The Old Man and the Sea.” Just so I could tell him I appreciate his big catch that he thinks no one will ever know about.
- Which of your personality traits did you write into you characters? (Deliberately or accidentally). All. Deliberately, but I wouldn’t have a choice really. Also, there are things I think about (and write about) but are not traits on the outside…dreams and nightmares.
- Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp? Everyone is a winner.
- Do you recall how your interest in writing originated? Loving Stephen King books.
- Give us an insight into how your writing day/time is structured? 5 am – 12 noon. Every day.
- Did you learn anything from writing your book and what was it? I learned that I do have the ability to write a love story. All my stuff before was more “horror” oriented.
- Do you have any advice for other writers? Write a lot. Don’t let critics get you down.
Top Ten List –
Tee Shirts With Cool Logo Graphics
Coffee Mugs With Cool Designs on Them
Red Mustangs and Other Muscle Cars
My Red Mustang With the Black Ragtop
(Feel free to pick your own Cast, Who do you think would be perfect in these parts?)
Becky Michigan: the lead character.
A “country” type girl (from upstate New York) with long auburn hair, a small turned up nose, and sad puppy-dog eyes. Built slim and very athletic, though she thinks she is a klutz. Pretty, but she hasn’t learned quite yet how to “package” herself, so she thinks she comes off plain. When she tries out for the varsity baseball team at her high school and puts on the royal blue Rutledge Tigers hat, pulling all that hair through the hole in the back in a glorious ponytail, however, she realizes how shockingly pretty she is.
Danny Taragna: Becky’s love interest.
Only an inch or two taller than Becky, and the epitome of the “beautiful jock,” always seen wearing his favorite little league tournament jersey, not tucked in. He is a blonde with crystal blue eyes, arching eyebrows, and high cheekbones. Like a cherub. He is humble and quietly clever, the type that “wears skinny well.”
Cody Hatcher: The class bully.
Tall with unkempt long black hair. Mole under one cheek. Peach fuzz goatee. Often wears an army jacket and dirty sneakers. Wise guy in class as well as the hallways. The type that tenses up the mood of the class, goading others to challenge the teacher, then leaning back in his chair saying “Oooh,” to instigate. The type of guy that cuts himself shaving and wears that little piece of toilet paper with the red dot on it into school.