All posts by Nicole Aube

About Nicole Aube

Nicole Aube is named after a chipmunk. She has spent a great deal of her life convincing people she is, indeed, not a Brittany but very much a Nicole. In doing so, she learned quickly how to weave a good tale. When she wasn’t creating stories of her own, she was reading everyone else’s. Today, Nicole lives on the Mississippi Gulf Coast with her husband and two children. She teaches tenth grade language arts to a great bunch of kids and loves to travel as an excuse to inspire her writing (which it really does). If you were to ask what her inspirations are, she would tell you T.S. Eliot’s poem, “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” and Willy Wonka. Yes, Willy Wonka because there’s no life to compare to that of pure imagination.

When the Characters Speak, You Listen

So………….y’all! I literally haven’t had a whole lot of time to update the blog here on the ole websitey-witey.  Believe me, I’ve been writing like crazy–2 new novels and a hand full of short stories in the past 8 months.  To fill you in, On the Brink, the second book of the Orleans Exodus, is now in the editing phase with 48fourteen! I can’t wait for y’all to read this book.  It’s been such a labor of love in writing the next part of Hilaria, Anthony, and Job’s journey. They are so much a part of me that letting them go for awhile hurts, and I mean that quite literally.  But one of the […]

Get a FREE copy of On the Other Side in exchange for a REVIEW!

Hey, y’all!  I need YOUR help.  I want On the Other Side to go viral, and to make it spread, 48fourteen and I are giving away a FREE copy of my 5-star young adult novel in exchange for a quick REVIEW on Goodreads, Amazon, your blog, or all three!   To whet your appetite a bit, here’s what other readers have already said: In a market flooded with dystopian novels aimed at young adults, this world created by Nicole Aube definitely stands out! I am amazed that Aube is able to transform NOLA from the jazzy, beautiful streets I know and love to a dismal, watery graveyard filled with lost memories. I […]

You asked for it, and here it is: an EXCLUSIVE Orleans Exodus bonus scene!

    So, I am currently drawing to a close my massive revisions to the Orleans Exodus book two, titled On the Brink. In it, my characters–Hilaria, Anthony, and Job–face many exhausting challenges, all of which take an extreme toll on me as their writer…because I feel what they feel as I live it with them.  That being said, I’m not a romantic…AT ALL, but Hill and Job and Anthony have this weird love triangle thing going on, and **SPOILER ALERT** it’s kinda off the hook in OTB.  Of course, I’m totally emotionally taxed now writing and rewriting all this, and with Valentine’s Day being, well, today, I thought it would […]

Who knows how to plan a book release party? NOT ME! But I tried really, really hard.

    So, I’m from a little town.  I’m talking like “Can’t find it on a map ‘cuz it ain’t big enough to be listed” kinda of small.  But, one thing my little town does–It’s called Poplarville, btw. Google it. If Google knows it exists, it MUST BE REAL.–is rally around its locals.  When people found out I had a book coming out with 48fourteen, their first response was not, “Hey! Can I get a copy?” or “Hey! That’s totally cool!” /awkward pause/ It was more like, “Hey! Let’s all get together and eat… and hey… wait! You have a book coming out… Let’s talk about it, and eat during that, […]

Hilaria’s Universe Through Her Eyes & My Lens

    So, as I’ve mentioned before, New Orleans is my second home.  Something about the history of that city appeals to my old soul… almost like I’ve walked its streets before.  I’ve had such a love affair with the city, particularly the Quarter, that when Hilaria’s story in On the Other Side started coming to me years ago, setting her flooded, dystopian world there was a no-brainer.  And with Hurricane Katrina the final inspiration for her story, setting the novel in New Orleans was a two-fer! Not only did I get the rich history of the city I love most–I get the tumultuous recovery and sense of devastation it […]

On the Other Side: Cover Reveal!

    The creation of a book cover is not something I’m new to. I make e-book covers myself, but I’ve never actually made my own book cover.  Well, let me rephrase that.  I made sample covers for On the Other Side long before it was ever picked up by 48fourteen (when I thought I was brave enough to self-publish it), and let’s just say… nothing I made compares to the beauty that is the finished product! I am guilty of buying books based on the cover alone, and I think the OTOS cover has the “Please, buy me now!” appeal readers love to see.  It’s artsy as well grungy; it’s smooth […]

Visions from the Other Side

    So…. even though I’m a writer, I am not a visual person AT ALL. Words are my bread and butter, but when I read, I completely skip over character and setting description. (I consider this my most major reading flaw. What’s yours?) “Why do you participate in such a bad habit?” you may ask. Why, thank you for asking! I do this because  A.) No matter what, I will insert who I want into the place of a character, i.e. some actor with black hair, blue eyes, and a killer smirk.  (Like every time, people! Even if the character is supposedly “blonde.” And see how I didn’t even address […]

What’s On the Other Side? Well, let me tell you.

    When Ms. Juanita told me I needed to write a blog post so she could formally introduce me to the 48fourteen family, I was at a loss for words, and for someone as loquacious as I am, that’s a tough feat to accomplish.  I mean, I teach English in a secondary classroom by day, and I write by night–words are sort of my thing. Yet, here I am, writing this post, and I’m still not sure how this will end, so please, deal with me as we journey together down what might be a very, very bumpy road. (But there will be cookies at the end for your patience […]