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Nicole Grotepas

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I'm passionate about human rights, animal rights, and living life with no regrets. I love how becoming a parent has deepened my devotion to making the world a better place. I do that best by crafting stories that attempt to answer hard questions--the ones I think about most--while also being entertaining and fun. I live in a landscape that reminds me of my place in the universe, under an endless sky and towering mountains that are older than human memory, and I love it here.

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Nicole Grotepas Hi Brittany!

I wrote Blue Hearts of Mars as a standalone story with no intention of writing a sequel. However, several fans have asked for one and I'm…more
Hi Brittany!

I wrote Blue Hearts of Mars as a standalone story with no intention of writing a sequel. However, several fans have asked for one and I'm not opposed to it. I think the universe is compelling enough that I would love to explore the possibility, and I even wonder sometimes what happened to Retta and Hemingway after Blue Hearts ended. Right now I'm working on a sequel to my first novel, Feed. When that's done, I'll be able to devote more thought to what a Blue Hearts sequel would look like.

I HAVE written a couple short stories that are prequels to the events in Blue Hearts, but I've not released them yet. Not sure why, except that I haven't gotten around to it. They don't deal with characters in Blue Hearts itself, rather certain events mentioned in the story leading up to the timeline in Blue Hearts.

If there's something that you'd like to see specifically, let me know! I love to hear what fans were interested in and what they want to see more of.

Thanks for the question!

--Nicole (less)
Nicole Grotepas If I have writer's block, it's because I'm not writing enough. Keeping daily word count goals helps me to stay in practice and within the story world…moreIf I have writer's block, it's because I'm not writing enough. Keeping daily word count goals helps me to stay in practice and within the story world I'm creating. In general, I don't have time for writer's block, so I always write. Even if it's not my best work. That's what editing is for! (less)
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“It was like trying to think about what he’d be thinking if he never existed. He wouldn’t be thinking about what he was thinking. He just wouldn’t exist. It wouldn’t hurt.”
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“And then I realized where my feet were taking me ... Feet can be such smart-asses.”
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“I stared at him like he was being a total moron. Which he was. I'd never say that though.

"Dad, you're being a total moron."

Well, maybe I would.”
Nicole Grotepas, Blue Hearts of Mars

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Nicole Thanks for the friend request. And thank you for the review on my book! I'm so glad you enjoyed it. :)


Eugenia (Genie In A Book) Dear Nicole,

Thank you so much for accepting my friend request :)
I really enjoyed reading your book 'Blue Hearts of Mars' and I can't wait to discover more of your work.

Best wishes for more books in the future,
Genie


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