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Saturday, June 2, 2012

Author Guest Post: Naya Nikki, Author of Familiar Ties

In association with Tourz de Codex, Jersey Girl Book Reviews welcomes Naya Nikki, author of Familiar Ties!

Balancing Being A Student And An Author
Naya Nikki

I have been asked this so many times and to be honest I do not even know the answer but here it is, 'How I Balance My Life as a Student and a writer.' When writing Familiar Ties I spent most of my vacation time on it so it wasn't hard to balance studying and writing; the more challenging part came when I started my university education. I signed with InkSpell in December/January ... bad call. Well not completely obviously, but while I was working on edits for Familiar Ties I also had to work on 2 essays and a short story for my degree ... all were due the same time as my edits. I survived on very little sleep and did not leave my room for a while. However I was lucky that I had the support of my friends that I managed to get all my work done at a good standard as well as finish the edits and make time for food. Being both a writer and a student has its challenges but the world would be boring if we didn't have challenges and I'm doing two things I love ... learning and writing so I cannot ask for a better life.

About The Author:

Naya Nikki is a student author who spends her time writing short stories and novels in between doing and English with Creative Writing degree at Nottingham Trent University. When not at university she lives at home in London with her parents and spends time with her parents and friends. Her hobbies include reading and shopping.

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Book Description: Familiar Ties

Max West is a widower raising Phoebe, his four-year-old daughter. Phoebe has to live with the fact that the day she was born is also the day of her mother's death. As her fifth year without her mother approaches, Phoebe finds solace in her godmother, Amy Riley, and her daughter, Grace Crawford, another single parent family. 

Amy Riley is a successful fashion designer who spends most of her days raising her four-year-old daughter, Grace, while her wayward boyfriend is travelling the world making the next best film. As the fifth year without her best friend looms she finds comfort in her ex-boyfriend, Max, and his daughter, Phoebe.

These two "broken" families have a tough week to face as the dreaded day approaches. However through their past, present and debatable future will their choices affect the outcome both parents clearly want and are simply denying? Or will Phoebe and Grace lose the only "whole" family they have ever known?

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