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Nike N. Chillemi

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Like so many writers, Nike Chillemi started writing at a very young age. She still has the Crayola, fully illustrated book she penned (colored might be more accurate) as a little girl about her then off-the-chart love of horses. Today, you might call her a crime fictionista. Her passion is crime fiction. She likes her bad guys really bad and her good guys smarter and better.
Nike is the founding board member of the Grace Awards and is its Chair, a reader's choice awards for excellence in Christian fiction. She has been a judge in the 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 Carol Awards in the suspense, mystery, and romantic suspense categories; and an Inspy Awards 2010 judge in the Suspense/Thriller/Mystery category. Her four novel Sanctuary Point series
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Nike N. Chillemi I don't get writers block too often. Sometimes I get stumped for a short while. Then I have a trick I use. I make two lists: 1) places my hero/heroine…moreI don't get writers block too often. Sometimes I get stumped for a short while. Then I have a trick I use. I make two lists: 1) places my hero/heroine would never go and 2) things my hero/heroine would never do. Then I start writing a chapter (keeping to the direction and themes of the novel) and place my hero and/or heroine in one of those placed, doing one of those things. Now that's a first draft. I can rewrite and alter things in the final version. But this method will get me out of the doldrums of writing.(less)
Nike N. Chillemi The best thing about being a writer is writing a good story. I love a good story. Love to listen to someone who can tell a good story. It's fun to…moreThe best thing about being a writer is writing a good story. I love a good story. Love to listen to someone who can tell a good story. It's fun to write a good story. (less)
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“So don't worry about tomorrow, because tomorrow will have its own worries. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
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message 18: by Ivonne

Ivonne Rovira Thanks for the Friends request! It's always great to meet another mystery lover!

Cheers, Ivonne


message 17: by Nike

Nike Chillemi Sally wrote: "A special thanks for your Goodreads friendship, Nike, as you are my 100th friend--a milestone for me! :)
Blessings, Sally"


I'm glad to be your 100th friend. Many blessings. :)


message 16: by Sally (last edited Jun 28, 2014 09:58AM)

Sally Chambers A special thanks for your Goodreads friendship, Nike, as you are my 100th friend--a milestone for me! :)
Blessings, Sally


message 15: by Simon

Simon Thanks for looking me up.


message 14: by Nike

Nike Chillemi Beth wrote: "Hi Nike,
Thanks for sending a Goodreads friend request to this fellow "crime fictionista"!"


Good to be friends here. :)


message 13: by Beth

Beth Hi Nike,
Thanks for sending a Goodreads friend request to this fellow "crime fictionista"!


message 12: by Carolyn

Carolyn Thanks for adding me!


message 11: by Nike (last edited Apr 16, 2011 07:22AM)

Nike Chillemi David wrote: "Also live on the beach! Surfed today....

http://BlackberryNovel.com

Hard to categorize fiction with faith."


I don't live in the beach, though I love it and write about the ocean, mostly the Atlantic. I live in Gotham (metro NYC). Most people don't realize NYC has beaches, several. I'm off a protected wetland and can smell the briny, salt in the air from my deck many morning before there are too many cars and their exhaust kills the aroma coming from the inlets off the Atlantic.

What do you mean by hard to categorize faith with fiction?


message 10: by David

David Housholder Also live on the beach! Surfed today....

http://BlackberryNovel.com

Hard to categorize fiction with faith.


message 9: by Nike

Nike Chillemi Nike wrote: "Hannah wrote: "I am SO sorry to hear about your doggies :( Always a tough thing.

Thanks for the request though! I'm going to check out your bog too : )
Talk to you soon, I hope!
Hannah"

Glad to..."


They were my guys, my fellas. I miss them a lot. :(


message 8: by Nike

Nike Chillemi Hannah wrote: "I am SO sorry to hear about your doggies :( Always a tough thing.

Thanks for the request though! I'm going to check out your bog too : )
Talk to you soon, I hope!
Hannah"


Glad to be your friend. :)


Hannah I am SO sorry to hear about your doggies :( Always a tough thing.

Thanks for the request though! I'm going to check out your bog too : )
Talk to you soon, I hope!
Hannah


message 6: by Nike

Nike Chillemi Regulo wrote: "Hi Nike,
Thanks for the friendly connection! Congrats on your books! It's an honor to meet you. Looking forward to reading some of your interesting books. Please drop me a message on my "Wall" wh..."


Regulo, When you know me a bit longer you might not think it's such an honor. :) I have a weird sense of humor.

Best of luck on your journey too. :)


Regulo Jr. Hi Nike,
Thanks for the friendly connection! Congrats on your books! It's an honor to meet you. Looking forward to reading some of your interesting books. Please drop me a message on my "Wall" when you get a chance. Looking forward to talking to you again.

Please stop by at my DesperateLands.Blogspot:
http://desperatelands.blogspot.com/

Please Signup or Join/Follow me on Desperatelands(Goggle/Follow)& (Facebook NetworkedBlogs). I will do the same for you!

Best of Luck on your Journey!

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Jan Marie Newby Thanks for the friend request - and merry Christmas to you!


Bradley Thank you for adding me as a friend. =)

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♥Miyuki♥ Goco thanks for the request :)


Donald James Parker Thanks, Nike.
Good to see you out here!
God bless
Don


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