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.
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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.
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