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Nicole Grotepas

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in Utah, The United States
March 27

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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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When the Beta Is All Wrong

This past weekend, I took a little jaunt down to southern Utah to hike and rappel a slot canyon… ok, first, here’s a warning–this is super long… but you like to read, so, hey! Match made in heaven. 😉

So, I thought this would take 3-5 hours, because that’s what the beta said! Ha. Ha ha ha. 

By the way, I should mention that reading this might take you 3-5 hours. 

From 10am-6pm, we descended into this r

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You know the meme “find someone who looks at you like X looks at Y”?

That fits here. Chicks everywhere should find a man who loves them the way Kane loves Rebel.

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I didn’t even cry. That’s the main thing.

Lies. I did cry a bit.

But it was like this really gorgeous kind of crying they do in movies when it’s not sloppy or ugly. It was a pristine crying. Almost a clean cry.

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I didn’t even cry. That’s the main thing.

Lies. I did cry a bit.

But it was like this really gorgeous kind of crying they do in movies when it’s not sloppy or ugly. It was a pristine crying. Almost a clean cry.

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So many answers! But more questions too!

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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.”
Nicole Grotepas, Feed

“And then I realized where my feet were taking me ... Feet can be such smart-asses.”
Nicole Grotepas, Blue Hearts of Mars

“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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