Meet Nikki From Shooting Star


  • Tell us about your story?
    • What is the name of your book?
    • What genre is it?
      • Mystery-Thriller
    • When and where is your tale set?
      • Santa Anita Park, an actual racetrack in California
  • Who are you?
    • What is your name?
    • Are you a fictional or historical character?
      • Fictional
    • What’s your role in the story – are you the protagonist or a supporting character?
      • Protagonist
    • Are you a human, animal, alien, robot, or something completely different?
      • human
    • Do you consider yourself to be good, bad, or indifferent?  Would others agree with this assessment – why, or why not?
      • I consider myself to be a good person but am well aware of my flaws. I tend to fall for bad boys. I fail to stand up for myself with as much bravery and determination as I do for a defenseless animal or human. Most people seem to like me, even if they are aware of my weaknesses. I guess this has something to do with my creator, Sasscer. Her theme for my stories has always been, “chase the dream, fight the odds, and help the helpless.” And that’s exactly what I do.
  • What do we need to know about you?
    • What is your personal goal?  I mean, what do you ultimately want?
      • I want to find real love, even though I keep tripping myself up. I want to be a good horsewoman. Whatever my work is, I want it to be with racehorses and I want to protect the sport from the criminal types that give racing a bad name. I want to stop the heartless human that would give a racehorse pain killers, so it runs even when it’s injured.
    • What is standing in your way?  What conflict(s) do you face?
      • So far, I’ve kept true love at bay by falling for the wrong guy. Except Will Marshall, but I messed that relationship up. Now I’m drawn to one of the most handsome sexy men I’ve ever met. But he’s a movie star so who am I kidding? I mean, what are the odds?
      • A sport like horseracing has so much money involved with gambling, the price of the horses, the purse money, and betting scams that it presents an endless battle to keep it clean. But I want to fight that war.
    • Why is this goal important to you?  What’s your motivation?
      • All humans need to love and to be loved. The easiest place for me to meet these needs are by taking care of racehorses. With these animals, you truly get what you give.
    • If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be, and why?
      • I’d like to be braver about life and living.
  • How do I get a copy of your book?
    • Is it available now, or when can we expect to see it released?
      • Yes, it is available


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