Interview with Nikki Kiley, Author of Renovated

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Renovated?

I was a serious binge reader, easily reading three books a week and my husband would always say to me “With all you read I bet you could write your own book.” . Well, we all know that’s easier said than done. When the pandemic hit and we were all quarantined to our homes, I really thought to myself if not now when. Especially when thinking about the worst possible scenarios and what ifs , so someday became today I will start the book of my dreams and fulfill that desire to create that I had subjugated under the guise of never having the time or putting others first. I made the time and started my journey to learn the craft of writing and found the fabulous community of writers willing to help and share information.  Why Renovated, I love, love, love  Home Renovation Shows. I get sucked into the possibilities of the before and afters, the drama between the design hosts and the homeowners, and the end result when the homeowners are in tears by how excited and happy they are with the end result. But of course, we barely see the behind-the-scenes action, the private lives of the hosts, and the production team. We are such a voyeuristic society, that’s why reality TV Shows are such a part of our lives.

My love interests are both hired by a Home Design Network, Marisa thinks he’s hired for his looks, Levi’s sure she’s only in it for the likes. When push comes to shove, this renovation will transform their hearts.

If you woke up in the world of Renovated, what is the first thing you would do?

If I woke up in the world of Renovated, I’d get on the design crew. I love anything to do with house transformation and creation. I actually am in Florida and have asked to shadow a home stager for upscale Miami homes to see the behind-the-scenes look at preparing a home for sale. One thing the pandemic has shown us, no matter how big or small or homes are our castles, we need to make them as comfortable and multitasking as possible.

If you had to write a blurb for the last book you read, what would it say?

Hades will become one woman’s hero, Hell isn’t as bad as they make it out to be. by Katte Roberts (Loved it)

Where did you write Renovated?

I wrote renovated in different parts of my house, my desk in my home office, kitchen island, but mostly in bed while my husband slept. He was a saint that regardless of the noise let me write in bed at all hours of the night.

Pretend you qualified for the Olympics this year. What sport would you compete in?

If I was prepared to go to the Olympics, big IF, Jet Skiing -Absolutely love the feel of riding the wave, the speed, and the freedom of riding on the water. (Not sure if that’s even an event)

Nikki Kiley is the author of the new book Renovated

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