Author Interview & Book Giveaway: Infected by Nicole Trump

nicoleAuthor Nicole Trump

Nicole is a full-time high school student who sings in the choir, performs in school plays and works part-time at Little Caesars.

After graduation from high school, Nicole plans to attend college and major in psychology with a minor in English literature.



Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book.

From romance to thrilling moments, love to loss, my book has a little bit for everyone.

Any other books in the works? Goals for future projects?

This book is one of a trilogy. I also have many other projects underway, one a fantasy, another science fiction. I hope to get the rest of the trilogy and more published in the future.

Tell us your most rewarding experience since being published.

Having people I don’t or hardly know coming up to me and asking about the book, and offering positive opinions. It is always amazing to know someone has enjoyed a personal creation.

What’s one piece of advice you would give aspiring authors?

Don’t give up and prepare for a lot of work on your part! As hard as writing and revising a book can be, after publishing is even harder. You have to really push your book into the spotlight, wrestling over it with other books on the market because there are more than you think!

What is your favorite Quote?

Everyone is a genius, but if you judge a fish on it’s ability to climb a tree, it will go its whole life believing it is stupid.

– Albert Einstein

Can you see yourself in any of your characters?

I put a bit of myself in every character I create, whether they are good or bad. The main character tends to have more of me incorporated, and the more minor ones magnified traits that I have myself.

How do you react to a bad review?

I try to take it as constructive criticism. Negative feedback means something to me, and is appreciated as well as positive feedback in that it helps me grow as a writer!

Something your readers would never guess about you.

I am really into singing and acting, basically all the arts! The catch? I can’t draw at all, so I have to express what I see with my words.

Where do you write?

I tend to write at school or in a quite place. Usually I write in my room late at night.

Which of your characters is a portrayal of you?

Josephine is definitely me at her age. As my first main character in a published work, she has the most pieces of my in herself.

What drew you to writing this genre?

I love letting my imagination run wild, but practicality takes a part in what I write. Science fiction lets me create my own world but still know that however remote the possibility, it could potentially exist.

Do you like the spotlight or lurking in the shadows?

As an outgoing person, I absolutely love the spotlight. I participate in plays and love to sing!

Do your friends or enemies ever find themselves in your books?

Oh yes, they always do. Whether I mesh their traits together or let them shine as an individual, I tend to use those I know as a template for characters.


This or That


Night owl, or early bird?                     

Night owl.

Print or Ebook?                                   


Chocolate or Vanilla?                         

Got to love the chocolate!


Horror or Romance?                           

A little of both!


Truth or Dare?                                    

Truth, I’m an open book.


Introvert or Extrovert?                        

Extrovert all the way!



Character Interview- Finn

Hidden talent?

My parents made me learn to play the piano… Piano is for sissies.

If someone wrote a book about your life, what would the title be?

Bullet to the Face… because that’s what I do for a living.

If you could take over the world, would you?

Heck yes.

What’s your favorite word?

I don’t think it would be appreciated in this interview.

Craziest thing you ever ate?

Fish eyes; nasty… enough said.

Top Five- Words That Describe Me

1. Outgoing

2. Caring

3. Weird

4. Crazy

5. Tall




I try to steady my breathing as I hide from one of the Infected, the man with hatred in his eyes who is stalking me. He wants nothing less than my life. If I am caught, I will be taken mercilessly.

Jo is special. She has been chosen to be one of a handful of people to be frozen in time, saved for a later time, when the Infected may have taken over, and humanity will have to be restored. But as Jo goes to her freezing chamber, she wonders if this is as much an honor as everyone seems to think.

She’s right. Jo and her companions awaken to a world completely different from the one they left. Immediately attacked by Infected they used to call friends, Jo and her fellows, Todd and Finn, must fight for survival and run for their lives. Setting out across rough terrain in search of other uninfected humans, they learn what it means to be in constant danger. Will Jo, Todd, and Finn be able to find their fellow humans before the Infected overtake them? Will they even survive to see the next day?


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  1. Pretty impressive that she wrote a book in high school. I’m intrigued!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction