Laura: What is the hardest thing about writing for you?
Staying on course from beginning to end and piecing the material
together so that it flows, fits together well and makes perfect sense. Laura: Which do you enjoy more - reading or writing?
Nikki: Writing – I feel the same
as Anne Frank did – “I can shake off everything when I write. My sorrows
disappear and my courage is reborn.”Laura: What is your newest book about?
Nikki : Dancing Softly, released
Nov. 14, 2012, is a story of hope and overcoming. It’s a story about the
resilience of the human spirit and the touch of a gentle God. Laura: What inspired you to write this book?
Nikki: Pieces from my own past and
things I’ve seen working as a social worker. Dancing Softly is dedicated
to Ashley Smith, a young woman who took her life at GrandValley Prison in
Kitchner. Ashley’s crime – throwing crab apples at a postal worker. Ashley
never should have been incarcerated. The system broke her spirit. And there are
many woman in systems – mental health, nursing homes, penitentiaries, who are
disempowered, bullied and treated as if they have little worth. Laura: Is there a message in your book that you want your readers to grasp?
Nikki: Everyone’s life has value
and purpose. And kindness is the highest form of wisdom. Laura: What is your favourite Scripture verse and why?
Nikki: John 1:5 ‘And the
Light shines in the darkness and the darkness overcame it not.” I like this because it reminds me that Light always trumps darkness. If you would like to learn more about Dancing Softly or Nikki's books, visit her at www.write2empower.webs.com