We are pleased to welcome Nicola C Priest to the Leeds 2019 event!
Hey there everyone!
I have been writing for about seven years, starting out as a fanfiction writer for various websites. I decided I wanted to write something original last year and the Heartland Series, an erotic series, was born.
I have loved to write ever since I was at school. My Creative Writing classes were the only ones that I actually paid attention in and I always had a story of some kind floating around in my head. This continued throughout my college years.
When I joined the ranks of the employed, my writing was put on the backburner, but my passion for the art remained. It wasn’t until 2007, when I discovered fanfiction, that I started to write again, mixing my love of writing with my love of TV and movies.
In February 2013, something happened that changed my life forever and finally convinced me to do something about all the stories that I had in my head. Losing my father to Cancer affected me more than I think even I wanted to admit. He always encouraged me to do what makes me happy and that is what writing does. I decided that I would finally stop overthinking things and went for it. The Heartland Series was born with the first of five novellas going on sale in October of the same year.
In 2015, all five novellas came together to form Book 1 in the Heartland Duology, Heart & Soul, followed by book 2, Mind and Soul, in 2017. My first standalone piece, Somewhere Love Remains, was released in 2015 with the novella, Chase the Knight, releasing later that same year.
On a more personal level, whilst writing is my passion, I still maintain a full-time position within one of the top 4 banks in the UK. I enjoy reading as well as writing and own an embarrassing number of paperback and hardbacks as well as a full Kindle Paperwhite.
I enjoy running and going to the gym and recently took part in and completed my second Birmingham Great Run, a Half Marathon around the streets of Birmingham.
Follow Nicola over on FACEBOOK -https://www.facebook.com/nicolacpriest/
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