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For our next interview with an author from The Elementals, we have Heather Young-Nicols. Heather Young-Nichols is a USA Today Bestselling Author of YA and contemporary romance author and a native of the great and often very cold state of Michigan. She is better known at home and to her friends as the Snarker-in-Chief, a job she excels at beyond anything she could have imagined. She loves many things, but especially cold coffee, hot books, and baseball. But not necessarily in that order. You can find out more about her on her website: http://www.heatheryoungnichols.com You can also see more on her Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads and Instagram accounts. And don’t forget, you can buy The Elementals from Amazon UK and Amazon US! An image of the Elementals cover in a setting representing waterThe anthology theme is ‘Elementals’, what does this mean to you and how did you interpret it in your story? Elementals to me revolve around the elements. As this is an elemental witch anthology, I focused on a witch that can use the elements from another series of mine. Where is your story set? Is it a real world location or one you made up? What drove you to set your story there? The story is not in a real world location. As the first story takes place in a fictional town called Warwick, and the warlocks came from another fictional town, I created a third for Devious Magic. Are there any personal experiences in your story? Things you have done, people you have met etc.? There are some personal experiences in the story, but they aren’t unique to me. There’s a carnival/fair. There are rides. Things of every day nature that most people can place themselves. What drives the main characters of your story?40410982. sy475 My characters are driven by a few things. The desire to do a good job. The desire to have their owns lives, but in the end, they are driven by taking down a dark coven. What was your writing ‘method’ for this anthology? How did you progress from initial idea to the final, published story? My process is always the same. I have a concept, plot it out (which is crazy as a former pantser), then get to writing. Then comes editing, more editing, even more editing, proofing, and bam. Finished book. Describe the premise of your story. Oliver is sent to keep Mila safe from a dark coven trying to recruit her. She has no knowledge of the world of magic. Which means, Oliver not only needs to protect her, he must also teach her about the abilities she has no idea of. All the while, he must also fight his growing feelings for her.