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# Friday, February 21, 2014
Friday, February 21, 2014 3:13:43 PM (Mountain Standard Time, UTC-07:00) ( )

I have a secret I've been keeping for months now. It's not a huge secret—nothing earth-shattering. But I am a little shy about it. Which is why I haven't said anything. But now is the time to come clean.

I wrote a book.

Not a photography book. In fact, I don't think the word "photography" is even mentioned. It's fiction. As in historical romance, time-travel, don't-judge-me fiction.

It's a long story how I ended up writing a fiction book (which I'll spare you for now). As many of you know, I have an MA in English and taught technical writing for ten years. I have written more textbooks—photography and not—than I can easily count (Fourteen? Fifteen?). Turns out that technical writing and creative writing are not as far apart as you might think. Writing is writing, in the end.

So just transfer all my love of dramatic flair and obsessive eye for technical detail into fiction and you have this book: a compelling tightly-plotted storyline, dynamic characters, snappy dialogue and a satisfying ending. Sound good?

How's about a book description? The book is called Intertwine.

Time is not a river. It is a vast cosmic sea. Where each life exists as rippling circles on its surface, past and future being eternally present. And occasionally, one expanding ring intertwines with that of another, weaving the lives of two people together. . . .

In 2012, Emme Wilde can’t find the right guy. She wants to feel that swept-off-your-feet dizziness of true love. But so far, her dating life has come up short. Star Trek geek? Nice but too serious. Hippy artist? Cute but too vulnerable. Instead, Emme obsesses over the portrait of an unknown man in an old locket. Granted, a seriously hot guy with delicious, wind-swept hair she just itches to run her fingers through. But still. Dead men may be great listeners, but they are not exactly boyfriend material. Emme travels to England, determined to uncover his history and conquer the strong connection she feels. 

In 1812, James Knight has given up finding the right woman. All he wants is someone to share his love of adventure. Instead, his life has become a Shakespearean drama. His brother languishes in a tragic star-crossed romance. His beloved sister clings to life, slowly dying of consumption. But then he finds a beautiful mystery woman—dripping wet and half-dead—beneath a tree on his estate. Now if he can uncover her history, perhaps adventure—and romance—will find him at last.

So that's your plot teaser . . . The book is in final (final!) copy edit this week and should be released next week on Amazon. I chose not to seek a publisher for it (loooong story there too) and will instead go the indie publish route.  

Which means that right now I'm trying to finalize the cover. And I would love some help making the decision, because I've stared at these two options for so long, I fear I'll go cross-eyed.


Just click on the link and tell me which cover you prefer, A or B.


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About Nichole

Nichole Van has repeatedly been labeled as a hot, new, up and coming photographer. As a Utah wedding photographer and a Utah portrait photographer, she specializes in turning everyday life into art. Nichole loves expressing the unique beauty of every client, creating artistic images that make people gasp when they see them.

As an international award-winning photographer, Nichole won the prestigious International 8x10 Portrait of the Year from Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) for 2007. Consequently, her international award winning photography was featured in Rangefinder Magazine in June 2008. She has also taken First, Second and Third place honors from WPPI in other international competitions for her child and family photography. Additionally, Nichole has received numerous Accolades of Excellence and currently holds an Accolade of Photographic Mastery from WPPI.

In addition to her love for photography, Nichole loves teaching and enjoyed being English faculty at Brigham Young University for nearly 10 years. As the best of both worlds, teaching photography to others is her passion. Nichole currently offers international photography workshops focusing on helping others enhance creativity and artistry in their photos. Combining her excellence in teaching with her photographic knowledge, Nichole’s Life as Art Workshops are quickly revamping industry standards for photographic workshops.

Nichole lives in southern Utah County with her husband and three children. You can see her work at

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