What is your latest release and what genre is it?
TT: Full Throttle
Genre: Young Adult
Quick description: Scott has one obsession: to fulfill his late father’s dream of racing in the Isle of Man Tourist Trophy Races, the most dangerous and prestigious motorcycle road race in the world. Far from their home in British Columbia and still reeling from a recent tragedy, Scott and his roommates-turned-pit crew have only five days during Practice Week to qualify with a fast enough lap time or he doesn’t race. But the pressure of working with a rookie crew on the potentially lethal course puts Scott’s safety and his friendships on the line. As race day draws near he and his friends will have to swallow their pride to help Scott achieve his dream.
Nicole Winters travelled to the Isle of Man in 2010 and 2011 to research TT Full Throttle, securing a press pass enabling her to speak with privateers, podium champs, marshals, mechanics and pit crew. She attended newcomers’ meetings and even volunteered as a roadside marshal. TT Full Throttle is the first fictional book that centres on the IOMTT Races. She plans on returning to the IOM in 2014 to work on a sequel, Thunder Road.
What are you working on now?
I am returning to the Isle of Man in May/June ’14 to for another exciting IOMTT Races so I can research and write the sequel, Thunder Road. Vruum! Vruum!
Nicole’s reading recommendation:
Twentieth Century Ghosts by Joe Hill
An amazing collection of short stories that I never get sick of rereading.