Thursday, October 11, 2012

Blog Tour: CRASH (Crash, #1) by Nicole Williams: Author Interview

Welcome to my stop on the CRASH Blog Tour hosted by  Books Over Boys. Today for you guys, I have an Author Interview! You can also check out my review of CRASH and CLASH. 

About Crash:

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Southpointe High is the last place Lucy wanted to wind up her senior year of school. Right up until she stumbles into Jude Ryder, a guy whose name has become its own verb, and synonymous with trouble. He's got a rap sheet that runs longer than a senior thesis, has had his name sighed, shouted, and cursed by more women than Lucy dares to ask, and lives at the local boys home where disturbed seems to be the status quo for the residents. Lucy had a stable at best, quirky at worst, upbringing. She lives for wearing the satin down on her ballet shoes, has her sights set on Juilliard, and has been careful to keep trouble out of her life. Up until now. 
Jude's everything she needs to stay away from if she wants to separate her past from her future. Staying away, she's about to find out, is the only thing she's incapable of. 

For Lucy Larson and Jude Ryder, love's about to become the thing that tears them apart.

Today I am interviewing the wonderful Nicole Williams!

Hey Nicole! I would first like to thank you for taking the time out of your day and letting me interview you! Actually, you are my very first author to interview! So, just bear with me and my, most likely, boring questions!

Okay! Let me get my excitement out of my system! *jumps up and down* I have fallen in love with your books, especially Jude *giggles* Now, on to the questions! 

Okay, for my first question, I just have to know how did you come up with that swoon worthy guy named Jude?

—He came to me in a dream. Haha! Not. 
Jude was my first go at a “bad boy” because prior to Crash, I’d always written the boy-next-door, good guy. I wanted to venture into the events that made the boy bad, and Jude gave me the opportunity. After writing him though, they’ll be plenty more fictional bad boys on the way. They’re way too much fun to write.
How did you come up with Lucy’s and Jude’s names, intentional or not? ‘Cause honestly, Jude is a hot name!

—I love the name Jude. In fact, I played the song “Hey, Jude” for a piano recital as a teenager. It’s an uncommon name with that strong, one-syllable impact. That was as deep as I went with picking out Jude’s name. 
Lucy’s name came about after I decided I wanted to tie the Beatles theme into the books. Lucy in the Sky meets Hey, Jude. 
Do you feel were able to learn something from your book, or one of your characters?

Yes! I always feel like writing a book gives me a deeper understanding of myself or the world around me. For these books, it was the line “your past doesn’t have to dictate your future”. I love that idea. No matter where we came from or what we endured in our youth, those are not the people we have to be in our futures if we chose not to be. Every day we have the opportunity to be better people. That’s powerful stuff. 

Random Question!!!  Favorite snack you like to munch on while writing???

Peanut butter. Weird. Yes, I know. 

Okay, so I have only read your YA Contemporary books ( I need to read your other books ),  but what do you like writing more, YA Contemporary or YA Paranormal, or do you enjoy both types of genres?

Ooo. I really like both and if you would have asked me this question when I was writing paranormal I would have said YA paranormal, but since you asked me now, the answer is YA Contemporary. I’m sure that will shift back and forth, but that’s the great thing about writing fiction. I can write whatever I like most at the time.  

What do you like most about being an author?

I get to take one of my passions in life and make it a career. You know when our parents and teachers told us to find that one thing we really love and make a career out of it? Yeah, I thought they were blowing a lot of smoke too, but turns out, they were right. 

If you weren’t an author, what do you think you would have been instead?

I’d probably own a little shop on some beach somewhere that rented surfboards and bikes for the day. 

When did you realize you wanted to be an author?

—I wrote a lot of books in grade school, but didn’t actually think seriously about being an author until about five years ago. It was always more of a pipe dream to me growing up. A pipe dream that grew up!

Well, my questions hopefully didn’t put you to sleep, but I really enjoyed having the chance to interview you! Thank you again! 

More About the Author:

I'm a wife, a mom, a writer. I started writing because I loved it and I'm still writing because I love it. I write young adult because I still believe in true love, kindred spirits, and happy endings. Here's to staying young at heart *raises champagne glass* . . . care to join me?

Find Nicole Williams Online:  
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-ONE entry per household.
- Must be 13 years or older to enter.
- Winner has 48 hours to respond before a new winner will be chosen.
- Open to ALL.
- Giveaway ends Friday, October 19th, 2012 at 12:01am EST.
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Note: If the winner is from the United States, they could choose from a paperback or e-book set of Crash and Clash. If the winner is international, they will receive an e-book set of Crash and Clash.


  1. Magen, you did great. I'm so proud of you. I just love your blog.

  2. YAY for your first interview! You did fabulous and I loved your questions. This is the kind of stuff that makes blogging so much fun, other then meeting other obsessive readers =]

    1. Thank you Teresa! I felt my questions were, eh, Generic... Ha ha but I totally agree, it's definitely one of the greatest things about being a book blogger!! Other than meeting others who are as book crazed as me!! :D

      This was so much fun!! *flails about*


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