Interviewing Author Nicole Crawford

1. Tell me about your self?
I am a Case Manager for seniors and individuals with disabilities in Cleveland, Ohio.  I enjoy reading, working on my latest novel, and watching Cleveland sporting events. Once upon a time, travel was always fun too!

2.What are your favorite books to read?
I love romance (no pun intended) novels, especially Christian romance.

3. When did you decide you were going to write a book?
I've always enjoyed writing.  But I didn't know I wanted to write a book until I started putting thoughts together on a page and it blossomed from there, a finished book!

4. How did you come up with the name of your book?
I was working in a client's home as a caregiver some years ago and kept looking at all of the beautiful flowers on their kitchen table. The flowers were African-violets, and I thought, "Why not start writing a book and name it 'Violets in the Morning?" Eventually, I changed the name of the book to 'Peonies in the Morning', because that is my favorite flower.  The scent is out of this world amazing and they are simply stunning to look at.

5. What are you working on for 2021
Besides getting my debut novel 'Peonies in the Morning' out to as many readers as possible, my goal is to finish my second novel titled 'Pieces of Platinum'.

6. How long have you been writing?
I remember writing a very short story in 2nd grade. Does that count?!

7.What advice would you give other authors?
The best piece of advice I can give other authors is that writing is like a warm blanket on a fall evening.  It can be a balm to your soul and also someone else's, so write with confidence and heart.

8. Where can people find you online?
My Facebook page is @nicolecrawfordbooks I'm also on Amazon Peonies in the Morning (Cottage Cove)

9. What is your favorite coffee drink?
I love a vanilla frappe at Starbucks.

10. What is your favorite coffee shop?
I cozied up in a little nook at a Starbucks and really getting into my characters and the scenes.

11. Do you plan on making a new book in the future?
Absolutely.  I plan on publishing two books a year.  That's the plan!

12. How many books have you written?
I've published two books, one was titled 'Many Gifts', and the other is my latest 'Peonies in the Morning'.

13. Did you go to college to be a writer?
I went to college for Journalism for undergraduate and my graduate coursework was in nonprofit management, so if you need someone to write a grant for your organization, I am available!