With her lifelong passion for life-enriching fiction, author Nadine C. Keels enjoys reading and writing everything from short stories to novels. With great pleasure, we welcome her to 3 Questions Wednesday!
What inspires you?
Nadine: Life, literature, and visual and performing arts inspire me constantly. The human experience is a fascinating story all by itself, and when it’s expressed through writing, acting, music, and dance, it becomes all the more amazing. Life influences art, and art influences life.
Life influences art and likewise. I like that! 🙂 Now…
You’re a new addition to the crayon box. What color would you be and why?
Nadine: Garnet red! Not too dark, but a deep red that symbolizes passion and a depth of flavor. I’m quite a passionate soul, and I try to get as much as possible out of an experience. Like, don’t expect me to just nibble at a meal and leave chunks of food behind on the plate. I’m going to eat it all, use my last bit of cheesy bread to soak up the rest of the pasta sauce, and afterward, I’m still going to be thinking about the meal and what I got out of it. And, hey, that meal just might influence the next scene I weave into a book.
Food and meal times make great settings for any novel. And I love red also. Last question…
As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Nadine: When I was a child, I thought for a while that I wanted to be a singer. I think I’ve always had a decent voice, but it was probably the thought of glamor and accolades I was more interested in than the actual singing part. Around the age of eleven or so was when I took a look at all the library books I kept checking out and all the pages full of original tales I’d penned, and I caught a clue: I was much more in love with stories than with vocals. And I still am to this day—though I’ve no aversion to enjoying the vocals of folks who’ve really got glorious pipes.
Me either. Thanks so much for stopping in!
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A pivotal year awaits Bless, a young woman who hides her passion: her music. She’s not exactly friends with T’meal, a talented athlete who won’t explain why he’s passed up the chance of a lifetime. Nor is Bless too close to Lamall, a boisterous playboy with a broken private life that’s spiraling out of control.
But Bless knows she’s meant to help these two young men. She can’t deny the Voice that told her so.
A coming of age story of compassion, the awakening of love, and knowing when it’s time to step out of the shadows and shine.
Nadine. A French name, meaning, “hope.”
With her lifelong passion for life-enriching fiction, Nadine C. Keels enjoys reading and writing everything from short stories to novels. Her fiction works include Love Unfeigned and The Movement of Crowns Series, and select pieces of her lyrical poetry can be found on her spoken word album, Hope. Lyricized. As the founder of Prismatic Prospects, her communication company, Nadine has served as editor for a number of titles, and through her writing, from her books to her blog posts, she aims to help spark hope, inspiration, and genius in as many as she is privileged to reach.
Author Website: https://prismaticprospects.wordpress.com
Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Nadine-C.-Keels/e/B004GBK6QM
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