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Bio of a #PitchWars Mentee Hopeful

Pitch-Wars-2014-logoIf I am lucky enough to be chosen by a #PitchWars Mentor, my Mentee bio would look something like this. (I apologize in advance for the lack of GIFs. I didn’t even know what they were until a few days ago. I have, however, added several links to other areas of my blog.)

About Nicole M. Carrara the person

I was born, raised and still live in central New Jersey (yes, there is a central New Jersey). I live as far away from the shore as one can live and still be considered to be from the shore. And in case you were wondering, I do not have a “Jersey” accent (people born and raised in central or south New Jersey generally do not have what out-of-staters consider to be a “Jersey” accent).  I’m an attorney (currently non-practicing), operations manager/contract analyst for a commercial janitorial service consulting company, and a cheerleading coach. I coach both recreation cheerleading and high school cheerleading, which means that from August to March, I have no free weekends, and hardly any free weeknights.

About N. M. Carrara the author

I began writing ten years ago. I have one novel completed, an adult epic fantasy title BLOOD OF ESTA. I also have an MG fantasy and adult paranormal/horror in the works, along with the sequel to BOE.  I’ve written a couple of short stories. THE GILDED MIRROR is about a woman’s irrational fear of mirrors. PANDORA’S BOX is about a guy looking for meaning in his humdrum life.

Hopping around my blog for more information about me.

One of my first blog posts, Getting to Know N. M. Carrara Part I,  is an interview I did of myself. It contains tons of info about me, my law career, cheerleading, my writing, and other fun stuff.

About a month ago, I wrote a blog post, My Writing Journey So Far, summing up my writing journey so far. It talks about the query process, writing workshops and my plans for the future.

I also have a page on my blog called Fun Facts and Stuff. I updated with funny, but pointless information about myself.

Closing words

I am excited about #PitchWars. No matter what happens, I’ve already learned a great deal. Be sure to check out the other potential Mentee Bios on Dannie Morin’s Mentee Bio Hop.

Getting to Know … N. M. Carrara – Part I

The “Getting to Know …” posts will be a series of interviews where I introduce you to the many characters I interact with daily. Some of the posts will be about people I work with, or have met in real life, while others will be about fictional characters I’ve created.

The first installment of “Getting to Know..” will be about the person I know better than anyone else in the world … Me. I’ll be conducting an in-depth interview with myself over the next few days, and posting it on here for all to read. Below is Part I of my interview with myself.

Nicole: Welcome, Ms. Carrara. How are you this afternoon?

N. M. Carrara: I’m well, Nicole. Thanks for asking.

N: You’re welcome. Now that we have the formalities out of the way, let’s get straight to the interview. I’ll be asking you a bunch of questions about your life, work, writing, etc… Are you okay with that?

NMC: Obviously, or I wouldn’t be here.

N: Of course. Well … let’s start at the beginning. Where were you born? Continue reading Getting to Know … N. M. Carrara – Part I