Hello, Today I am joined by Nikki Moore. I have a big apology to make to Nikki as somehow this did not get posted on Friday like I had planned. However I don’t want you all to miss out on this wonderfully christmassy interview…
Tell me a little bit about you
I was born in Brighton but have been a Dorset girl since I was about two years old and can’t imagine ever leaving (I love the fact I have both award-winning beaches and beautiful forests practically on my doorstep). I’ve got a day job in Employee Relations, two lively kids and a lovely boyfriend to keep me busy alongside the writing.
I’m a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association, and graduated through their wonderful New Writers’ Scheme. Published mainly by HarperImpulse, I’m the author of the #LoveLondon series, some of which have been in the Top 100 short story charts on Kobo and the Top 20 in the Amazon UK bestsellers Holiday chart.
I was a finalist in a few writing competitions between 2010 – 2012, my debut novel Crazy, Undercover, Lovewas shortlisted for the RNA Joan Hessayon Award 2015 and Valentine’s on Primrose Hill (#LoveLondon novella 3) was nominated for Best Short Romance in the Love Stories Awards 2015. So all in all it’s been a very exciting year.
I’m a strong supporter of aspiring authors and love to chat about writing, reading, movies and life in general.
What do you love about Christmas?
I love getting the opportunity to spend quality time with my family, boyfriend and friends over the Christmas period. I also adore all the lights and decorations, how excited my kids get, and having an excuse to sit around and stuff my face full of roast dinners / chocolate while watching Bond movies. I also enjoy not having to get up for work the next day when I’ve had one too many glasses of wine / Baileys / Bucks Fizz / whatever is available 🙂
What do you hate about Christmas?
The winter weather! Brrrr! I get cold easily (my core temperature seems to sit around -1C) and I absolutely hate the bitter wind in December that cuts right through you, and having to scrape ice off the car in the mornings. I spend November, December and January shivering and wishing for the sun.
What is your favourite Christmas movie?
I have a few Christmas favourites; namely Love Actually, Home Alone and Elf.
What is your favourite Christmas song?
All I Want For Christmas Is You by Mariah Carey is really catchy. On a more traditional note, I’ve always had a soft spot for Silent Night.
What was your best Christmas?
All my Christmases have been lovely for one reason or another. It’s difficult to pick a particular one. Sorry if that’s a bit of a cop out!
What was your best Christmas present?
I can still remember the thrill of my parents buying me first bike, when I was about four or five years old. It was pink with white handle bars and those ribbons that came out of the end of the handles. I loved it. I spent a lot of time riding around the neighbourhood on it, accompanied by my friends on their new bikes.
What was your worst Christmas present?
I’m not sure, I can’t remember ever getting a truly horrific present, although I’m pretty sure my ex got me something to do with housework / an appliance one year! 🙁
Describe your ideal Christmas
I would actually really love to go away somewhere hot one Christmas. I know it probably wouldn’t feel the same if I wasn’t at home with my family in the cold, but I think it would be really good fun to take the kids abroad one year. In the UK, my ideal Christmas would be having at least 2 – 3 weeks off so I could see ALL of my friends and family, eating, drinking, playing games, watching movies, a few beach walks and relaxing. I’m starting to look forward to Christmas now! 🙂
What do you want for Christmas this year?
Something it’s almost impossible to give me – more time! I would love it if someone could give me a few more hours in every day so I could write more. Failing that, I’d love a new laptop, or even better a Mac, to do my writing and promo on. If there are any sponsors out there who fancy sending one my way… Christmas miracles do happen, right? ?
Where can we find you?
Please pop over and say hi via Twitter @NikkiMoore_Auth or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NikkiMooreWrites. I also have a blog atwww.nikkimooreauthor.wordpress.com where I post about my writerly news but also feature guest authors 🙂
Thanks so much for having me on your blog Emma, and Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and all your lovely blog readers 🙂
Nikki xSkating at Somerset House (A Christmas Short Story): Love London Series by Nikki Moore
Also by this author: Crazy Undercover Love, Skating at Somerset House, New Year At the Ritz, Valentine's on Primrose Hill, Cocktails in Chelsea
Genres: Chicklit, Christmas
The first short story in the fun & flirty #LoveLondon series from exciting new chick lit author Nikki Moore!
There’s nothing Holly Winterlake loves more than Christmas and skating, so working as an Ice Marshall at London's Somerset House is a dream come true.
Noel Summerford hates the festive season and is a disaster on the ice, so taking his godson to Somerset House is his idea of the nightmare before Christmas!
Things are bound to get interesting when these two collide…
With a forty foot Christmas tree, an assortment of well meaning friends and relatives, and a mad chocolate Labrador, will this festive season be one to remember … or forget?