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Friday, July 15, 2016

Who's For Dinner with Nicole Fitton


For my dinner party at Diane's house I would like to invite an author who has had a profound impact on me and I believe my writing.

When I was about sixteen I read for the first time a book by Maya Angelou 'I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings.' I had never in my life read such an amazing testament to the strength and courage of humanity.

This book did two very profound things to me. Firstly it made me appreciate the true power of the written word. How in an instant you can affect someone so utterly and totally. Secondly it inspired me to fully live the life I'd been given and not just 'settle for' but rather to 'strive for'. Now as a sixteen year old this was heavy stuff indeed and my deeper love of books and the written word I believe came at that moment.

Now, with Maya at my table I would love to talk for hours about the regular every day stuff, you know what was her time like as a singer in clubs in her twenties, what does she likes to cook, who does she most admire….. but after all the chatting and getting to know one another, 2 burning questions would remain - Her work is mainly centered around works of non-fiction, semi-autobiographical type memoirs, she wrote plays and TV scripts but never a full blown fictional novel. If she were to write a fictional novel what form would it take and why? I'd also love to know how through so much heartache and struggle she managed to stay so positive and warm hearted? She was a most gracious lady, who was so engaging with everyone she met. I feel I knew a part of her through her writing, but would have loved an opportunity to have met with her in person.


All Tomorrow's Parties  is a contemporary love story set against a backdrop of 1980s pop culture. Laine Marshalls rollercoaster life will have your thoughts racing and your heart running for cover. She's a girl of her time, fun loving and slightly unhinged. Can she really have a happy ever after? All Tomorrow's Parties is chicklit with a twist of something dark.


                                                                                                                                                
Author Bio:
Nicole Fitton grew up in London, England. She worked for over 20 years in both the UK and US music industry. She has lived both sides of the Atlantic ocean and currently resides in Devon,UK. Her debut novel ~ 'All Tomorrow's Parties'  is a contemporary romance with a few sharp twists and turns. She has a degree in nursing and is a certified Pilates Instructor. She is currently writing her second novel due for release Autumn 2016. When not writing she likes to annoy her children by using hashtags (#funtimes!) and talking to the dog - who always listens. Nicole is a member of the group Authors Helping Authors.


Connect with Nicole via:
Twitter: @MisoMiss



23 comments:

  1. Maya Angelou was such a wonderful, inspiring woman and would make a lovely dinner guest!

    Good luck and God's blessings
    PamT

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    1. thanks for stopping by Pam. She really was/is such an inspirational lady :)

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  2. Very interesting choice. Yes, Maya was a remarkable woman. Who wouldn't be honored to have dinner with her? Thanks for sharing a fantastic post. Best wishes on the book...sounds great!

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  3. I would love to meet Ms. Angelou. What a talent!

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    1. Me too Diane.Thank you so much for having me on your blog today its been an absolute pleasure being here :)

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    2. I enjoyed your post, Nicole. What a terrific choice.

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  4. LOVED this! Well-written, touching on exactly what someone answering this question would think about. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Nicole! It is definitely a hard one. Do you want a thinker, someone who will make you laugh, someone unstoppably gorgeous... I want to tackle this one someday!

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    1. Thanks for visiting MJ. I must admit it was really really hard trying to think about who I would most want to have dinner with. I would love to know who you would come up with???

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  5. May I come to dinner with you and Maya? Sounds like there would be fabulous conversation.

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    1. Yes of course Marissa, that would be awesome :)

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    1. Thank you Susan :) Thanks for stopping by.

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  7. Yes, that would certainly make for interesting dinner conversation. That and ways to annoy one's children. I excel at that one. Great post, Nicole. Thanks for the insights and chuckle. Good luck with the book. It sounds like a TBR lister! Thanks for hosting, Diane!

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    1. Thank you Elizabeth. I think Maya and I could talk long into the night. I love annoying my children, it never ceases to be entertaining! Thanks for stopping by.

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  8. Fabulous choice ! Am I invited to the table to meet her, also? I promise not to gawk. Best wishes with your book release!

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    1. Of course Ashantay, it would be great to have you at the table too. You can be the sensible one as I will be the one gawking and probably embarrassing myself! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  9. Maya Angelou was a wonderful and fascinating lady. Good choice, and excellent questions! I would also love to hear her views on what the western world is like today, especially the racial strife in the US.

    Your book sounds right up my alley! As a child of the 80's, I'm obsessed with books (especially romances) set in that era! Good luck with it!

    Heather

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by Heather. I agree, her views on the current state of our nations would prove valuable.Maya had so much insight it would have made for an interesting discussion. I'm glad you're obsessed by the 1980s .... me too, life seemed a whole lot simpler then!

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  10. Maya Angelo was an amazingly inspirational writer. Great choice for your dinner party. On a side note, I love annoying my kids too. :-)

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    1. Thanks Leah, she managed to touch so many people. I think annoying your kids definitely comes with the territory, especially when they reach their teenage years - then you can seriously embarrass them! Thanks for stopping by.

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  11. It has been so enjoyable visiting with you today Diane. Thank you so much for having me :)

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