Nicole Grotepas

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Nicole writes stories exploring concepts of surveillance and how it effects human behavior, colonization, AI, robots, and a bunch of other impossible but cool scenarios. She studied folklore in college and believes that the best parts of any story touch on these living, changing elements of culture.

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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!

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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.”
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“If Henry Adams, whom you knew slightly, could make a theory of history by applying the second law of thermodynamics to human affairs, I ought to be entitled to base one on the angle of repose, and may yet. There is another physical law that teases me, too: the Doppler Effect. The sound of anything coming at you -- a train, say, or the future -- has a higher pitch than the sound of the same thing going away. If you have perfect pitch and a head for mathematics you can compute the speed of the object by the interval between its arriving and departing sounds. I have neither perfect pitch nor a head for mathematics, and anyway who wants to compute the speed of history? Like all falling bodies, it constantly accelerates. But I would like to hear your life as you heard it, coming at you, instead of hearing it as I do, a sober sound of expectations reduced, desires blunted, hopes deferred or abandoned, chances lost, defeats accepted, griefs borne. I don't find your life uninteresting, as Rodman does. I would like to hear it as it sounded while it was passing. Having no future of my own, why shouldn't I look forward to yours.”
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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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