Stopping by Authors & Readers Book Corner today is Nick Haskins is the author of On the Edge of Heat, Jamal, My Husband’s Wife, Betrayed and his latest novel, She’s Obsessed. Nick was born and raised in Toledo, Ohio where he currently resides. After years of aspiring to become a film and TV writer, he began to shape his creative dreams and released his first book in 2011. Nick has been actively working on building his catalog of work, and readership, with plans to become a full-time writer.
Q & A with Nick Haskins
A&RBC: How did you get started in the publishing industry?
NH: I started writing stories when I was very young. I stopped for many years until I fumbled across a Mary B. Morrison book. From there, I became fascinated with her work, and others, and wanted to entertain readers the way they entertained me.
A&RBC: I know you were originally going into filming, will you be going back to it? Or do you feel writing books are a better fit for you?
NH: I hope to migrate to TV and film in the future. I’m working on a script right now for a new series I would love to bring to life. That is a big goal I’ve set for myself as a writer that I’m ready to strive to achieve.
A&RBC: What do you love most about being an author?
NH: I love that I’m able to create stories with characters, and plots, and cliffhangers, and a crazy ending—just like the writers I admire—and actually be able to entertain people that I don’t know with something that came solely from me. That is the highest point of being an author.
A&RBC: What has been your biggest challenge as an author?
NH: My biggest challenge as an author has been building an audience. I’ve always been told by family and friends that I was a good writer, so when I first started putting out books I thought I would have massive amounts of readers that would flock to my work just because I was told it was good. I later found out that’s not how it goes.
A&RBC: You are releasing your fourth novel, She’s Obsessed, what or who was the inspiration behind this particular book?
NH: My main inspiration behind She’s Obsessed was to show my readers a different side of my writing style. I wrote my other books based on how I thought I should write if I wanted to be a fiction writer. With my new book, I just went for it, kicked down all of the restrictions and doubts, and wrote it how I wanted it to come out.
A&RBC: Tell us about Leah and Jace.
NH: Jace is a good man, that turned into Leah’s loving great husband, but not before he cheats on her with the stripper from his bachelor party the night before their wedding and records it, but later deletes it. Leah is a no-nonsense chick that’s ready to slice up her new husband after she finds his deleted mistake. Fueled by drugs, emotions, and obsession, Leah takes it too far with Jace and the girl from the video.
A&RBC: How do you approach researching topics for your books?
NH: Google is my best friend when I’m writing. For She’s Obsessed, I called on my sister, Myranda, a lot since she is the same age as the characters.
A&RBC: Do you usually base your books in cities you live in or have visited?
NH: No, but I would LOVE to visit LA, Potomac, Anchorage, or Chicago.
A&RBC: If you can express your writing style in three to four words, what would they be?
NH: Love. Passion. Drama. Heartbreak.
A&RBC: What new projects can readers expect from you?
NH: I would like my readers to keep their fingers crossed for me that I can birth a new TV series for them.
A&RBC: Where can readers find you?
NH: Please visit my website www.nickhaskinsbooks.com, like my author Facebook page (@iamnickhaskins), and follow me on Instagram & twitter @iamnickhaskins
About The Book
In the suburbs of Chicago, Jayceon and Leah were all set to start their new lives together as husband and wife. In Jace, Leah thought she married the perfect man until she accidentally stumbles across his deleted secret that quickly turns her sanity, and their marriage, upside down.
The night before Jayceon marries Leah, he hits the record button on his iPhone when the curvaceous dancer—Jessica Fox—from his bachelor party makes her way back to his hotel suite. Soon after, the nasty recorded mistake comes back to haunt Jace, and the stripper, in the worst way possible.
The life Leah planned with Jace rapidly spins out of control when she becomes obsessed with the X-rated video, and the girl in it. Leah will do whatever it takes to right her new husbands wrong, even if it means getting rid of Jessica Fox for good . . .