My guest this week is debut author Nike Chillemi. I've had the pleasure of meeting my "neighbor" who lives about 3.5 hours south of me through ACFW as we've shared emails on various loops. Nike's novel BURNING HEARTS with Desert Breeze Publishers is a current release. Nike is sharing with us about what has inspired her to write. If you have any questions or comments for Nike, please drop her a line on this blog. She'd love to hear from you!
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Then, of course, I went to college and entered the work force. I graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology and worked in the bridal industry…the manufacturing end, where I was involved in marketing and public relations. I attended industry bridal fairs in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Las Vegas, and of course NYC. These marketing skills, I think have come in handy now that my debut novel BURNING HEARTS has been launched. BURNING HEARTS is set in 1946 in the fictitious village of Sanctuary Point on the Great South Bay of Long Island, NY. My fashion background led me into many hours researching 1940s fashion for my characters.
|Nike's writing environment--do you see the cat behind the computer?|