So proud of my dedication to details that NO BODY CARES


I care about my novel Florid Eyes so much that I revised the undergraduate school my heroine Violet went to at least three times to match her character and personality.

Her background: Smart, witty and self-righteous, she was born into a middle class family class in NYC. She got a scholarship to go to a THIS COLLEGE her family couldn’t afford and did very well there.

Criteria: The school has to be east of the Mississippi River, private and a non Ivy League that is on a par with Georgetown, where she does her PhD in government now, in term of academic standing in the political science area.

  • At first it was Emory.
  • Then I changed it to Northwestern.
  • After tons of research on school rankings and google mapping. I’ve finally decided on Notre Dame.

This background will only be mentioned twice. I know only a true writer will care about that. I am just very proud of myself.


About Nicky

Nicky English is a journalist, an educator, a podcaster, a couch potato, a dreamer, and a child at heart. Learning is her passion, so is the English language, which she believes is the tool to unlock the door of knowledge. Born in Hong Kong, she received intensive writing training at The University of Iowa, where she double-majored in journalism and political science. Apart from the Hawkeye State, she’s lived in Chicago and Philadelphia. When she was a guest student at Georgetown University, she fell in love with Washington, D.C. She also has a Master of Arts in Communication. A little side note—she cannot imagine a world without her Mac and iDevices. Like many crazy ones, she hopes to change the world one day at a time.
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