Suddenly Royal(36)

By: Nichole Chase

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—Writer Quirks

Suddenly Royal has been a story in my head for years and years. Without the help of some amazing people I’m not sure I would have ever been able to do this book justice. First and foremost, I must thank my family. My husband and daughter are so patient while I get lost in my head. My sister, who is always supportive of the random story ideas that grab hold of my imagination. She also patiently explained bird anatomy and falconry. Aren’t I lucky to have someone so brilliant?

A huge thank-you to Sarah Ross for always being willing to read over my projects. She has spectacular advice and always seems to understand what I’m wanting out of the story. A big thank-you to Erika for trying to answer all the royal questions I couldn’t find answers to. A massive thank-you to Elizabeth Hunter, Liz Reinhardt, and Steph Campbell for reading what I’ve written and talking me down from the ledge, because every author experiences those moments of utter craziness while writing. A big thank you to Heather Self for reading Suddenly Royal and for always believing in my books (A big thank you for your keen eyes as well). Thank you to Angie Stanton for being my royal cohort. I also need to thank Killian McRae for being so encouraging To my writers’ group—I love you guys! Thank you for always listening or offering help. I must thank Autumn from Autumn Review for helping spread the word about my books. Mandy from I Read Indie is always a wonder—she’s one of the first people to take the time to read my books and I will forever be grateful. Globug and Hootie: thank you for being supportive and making me laugh! Your reviews always make me smile.

A massive thank-you to my editor, Anne. I don’t know how I managed to con her into working with me, but I’m super glad I managed it. Any mistakes you find in this book are mine and mine alone. Anne is an excellent editor and sometimes I’m like a bull in a china shop after getting my perfected manuscript back.

I also must thank my lovely publicist, KP Simmon from InkslingerPR, for believing in this book. Your faith in my story means a great deal.

Thank you to everyone that takes the time to read my books. I work really hard to give you the best story possible and I’m overwhelmed by the amount of support my readers show me. Thank you to each and every one of you.

Nichole Chase is a daydreamer. No, really, just ask any of the math teachers that had the misfortune of seeing her name appear on their class schedule.

For years she has had storylines and characters begging for attention, but she resolutely pushed them aside to focus on more normal (read, boring) jobs. Well, no longer! She is currently heeding the voices in her head and frantically writing their stories. In the last two years she has penned the Dark Betrayal Trilogy, Flukes, and Suddenly Royal.

Nichole resides in South Georgia with her husband, energetic toddler, loyal dog, and two cats. When not devouring novels by the dozens, you may find her writing, painting, crafting, or chasing her daughter around the house while making monster noises.