Every Tuesday, get to know a bit about the stories behind the books you love, and discover your next favourite novel.
Sabitha: Today we’ll talk to Nichol DeCastra about her first novel, An Icy Road to a Warm Heart. Nichol, lovely to have you here! Can you introduce us to your book?
Nichol: The first book I ever published is called An Icy Road to a Warm Heart. The book is about a young woman named Dominique Miller, who is fleeing her abusive ex over the holidays and runs into a trucker, Edgar Himura, who offers to drive her to her family’s house. Along the way, they fall in love.
Sabitha: What inspired you to write this book?
Nichol: The ending scene of the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre, where the heroine is helped by a trucker, honestly inspired me.
Sabitha: We have a lot of writers in our community. What’s your writing process?
Nichol: Somewhere between a pantser and plotter. I am mainly the former, but occasionally I will make notes about what I want to happen in the future.
Sabitha: What do you most want your readers to take away from reading your book?
Nichol: That there is hope in escaping an abusive relationship and finding love again.
Sabitha: That’s a lovely message. Thank you for sharing your interview. Where can the Night Beats community find you and your book?