About the author… Nikki Crutchley
Nikki lives in the Waikato with her husband and two children. She has worked in book publishing and libraries, and after completing a diploma in creative writing, embarked on writing her first novel, Nothing Bad Happens Here.
This is her second book.
This novel was inspired by… “Seeing newspaper and TV stories about people going missing. Within hours their families would appear asking for the person to return home or begging whoever took their loved one to return them. It got me wondering about those who disappeared but didn’t have anyone in their lives to report them missing.”
I like writing crime fiction because… “I love the whodunit aspect and a good twist, but I also love contemporary crime fiction that questions what is going on in today’s society – everything from social prejudices to relationships.” The most challenging thing about self- publishing…
“Is getting my book out there. Acquiring an assessor, proofreader, editor and printer was easy enough (albeit expensive). A lot of distributors and bookshops can be wary of self-published books, so you really have to sell your story.”