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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

One Word Interview with Nicole Zoltak

Today we welcome fantasy author Nicole Zoltak, author Black Hellebore to the writing chair. Take it away, Nicole!

Stranded on a desert island! What's your must-have item?
 A fully loaded kindle that has a never ending battery 

A wise decision. Books are necessary for survival for sure.

You've been plunked down in a fairy tale. What character are you?
Snow - but only if she's the Snow in Once Upon a Time.

Yes, she's much better than the Disney version, isn't she?

You are having your characters over for dinner. What are you serving?
Chicken with pesto and wine and something chocolaty for dessert

Your characters must love you! Yum.

What historical figure would you most like to have lunch with?
Joan of Arc

This is always the question I look forward to most. So many interesting people to choose from. I would love to meet Joan of Arc too!

If you could time travel to any period in history, where would you go? 
Late Middle Ages / early Renaissance 

A fascinating time.

Thank you so much for being with us, Nicole!

Nicole Zoltack writes speculative stories for all ages. When she's not writing about knights or superheroes, she loves to spend time with her loving husband and three energetic young boys. She loves riding horses (pretending they're unicorns, of course!) and going to the PA Renaissance Faire, dress in garb. She'll also read anything she can get her hands on. Her favorite current TV show is The Walking Dead. To learn more about Nicole and her works, visit or

Black Hellebore: 

Once a year for the past decade, Nicholas Adams returns to Falledge and leaves a black hellebore on his

His girlfriend's twin, Julianna Paige, is Falledge's deputy, struggling to solve several murders. Nicholas, and his alter ego the Black Hellebore, helps her, even as she helps him move on and even start to love again.

Unfortunately, Nicholas wasn't the only one changed in the laboratory explosion, and now there's a supervillain bent on destroying Falledge, and killing the Black Hellebore. But falling in love might prove more dangerous than any supervillain.

girlfriend's grave. While departing Falledge, he chases after a man sneaking into the laboratory and dies for his trouble. A witch brings him back to life, but Nicholas soon realizes he's not the same man. Turns out, magic combined with a black hellebore in his pocket changed him into a kind of a super man.
Black Hellebore, first in a new superhero romance trilogy The Heroes of Falledge.
eBook release: October 2013
print release: January 2014
Publisher: Desert Breeze Publishing
ISBN 10: 1-61252-363-3
ISBN 13: 978-1-61252-363-7


Nicole Zoltack said...

Thanks for having me! :)

Melissa A. Petreshock said...

I should have you come cook for me, Nicole! Congrats on the release of your book in print. Love your answers in this interview. :-)

What a fun and quick interview! I love the format. This would be fun to do sometime.

Angie said...

My pleasure! Thanks for a fun interview.

Terry W. Ervin II said...

Make sure that Kindle is weatherproofed!

Angie said...

Yes. A waterproof, indestructible, solar-powered Kindle. Perfect! :)