Welcome to Nina Lake Writes!

Girl-Writing1Welcome Comrades!  To all my fellow writers in the struggle or who have survived the struggle (because let’s face it, it’s really one or the other) I say, Thank you for visiting my site, checking out the Blog.

Please feel free to browse about as I have updated the site recently and will only post new material about once a month going forward.  Mostly about my writing journey and/or books I’m currently reading (kind of a book-clubby vibe).  I hope to finish two novels by end of year.  Oy!

Whatever you write, whatever you’re working on, speak you’re truth.  Be honest, tell the story you want to tell in the best way you know how.

We need diverse books.  Don’t be afraid to express yourself.

I write mainstream Women’s Fiction.  Particularly, I write about women who seek redemption in second chances.  There will always be a social consciousness to my stories as it relates to social injustice, mental health, addiction, bullying and socio-economics.

A few Favorites from me:

Favorite time to write:  Daytime is the most productive for me.  I have a day job so I write before work, on my lunch break and a little before dinner.

Favorite Book:  As of today, it’s “Reconstructing Amelia” by Kimberly McCreight.

Favorite Author:  Yikes, just one!  John Saul, Sylvia Day, Kimberly McCreight, Jodi Picoult, Toni Morrison, Zane, Kristin Hannah, Nora Roberts, and Jane Austen.  I love so many more but these are my absolute favorites.

Favorite Character:  A tie between Amelia from Reconstructing Amelia and  Elinor from Sense and Sensibility.

Favorite Color:  Red.

Favorite Food:  Come on.  Everything.

Favorite Sound:  Good music.

Favorite Smell:  A boardwalk in the summertime; the ocean salt, cotton candy, hot dogs and fries!

Happy Writing!