The beautiful tale of a hunt that goes well beyond a treasure made of gold.
I Can Still Hear You by Nicole Black released in February in the action/adventure, women’s fiction with romantic elements genre.
I Can Still Hear You is a powerful and deeply moving story which grapples with the universal pain of grief and the loss of a loved one. When Scarlett O’Connor loses her father at the age of 30, she’s forced to face the shambles that her life has become. With no money and no savings, the only thing that waits for her is a cryptic map and a mysterious letter. With nothing left to lose, she embarks on a trip to Maui for her father’s final adventure, to begin a treasure hunt which will force her to look deep inside herself and come to terms with her pain and grief.
Accompanied by her less-than-supportive fiancé, a close childhood friend, and an enigmatic man who was her father’s old acquaintance, Scarlett must decode the mystery and find the hidden treasure. But she knows she must face her fears alone, and calling upon the spirit of her father for guidance, she struggles to reconcile her emotions and uncover the treasure before her time in Maui comes to an end. Perfect for fans of contemporary and women’s fiction, I Can Still Hear You is a gripping tale which will resonate with anybody who has struggled with the death of someone close. This book is a testament to the fact that even though we may have lost them, our loved ones stay with us no matter what challenges we face.
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I gazed up at the ceiling in quiet disbelief, as if I’d see my father looking down on me. Carefully, I removed the map from the box. It was yellowing and old, and the paper was as thin as tissue, so I took care in opening it. The map had some faint lines on it, some solid, some dotted, but no place names, no markings at all to tell what exactly it belonged to.
“Great, Dad,” I muttered aloud. “This is super helpful.”
But the second I said it, as had happened a dozen times in my life when I’d been presented with a puzzle, my father’s voice said, I’m not going to give you all the answers. Where’s the fun in that?
“This is one big party,” I muttered again. I had no idea where to even start. The only thing that made sense was to contact my dad’s friend living in Hawaii.
He couldn’t possibly mean that he wanted me to go to . . .
No. That was impossible.
I read the letter, again and again. The more I did, the more it seemed as if, yes . . . that’s exactly what my father wanted.
Peering in the box again, I hoped that wad of cash would present itself. Or at least the stopwatch. But neither did. The box was empty.
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Nicole Black is an author, motivational speaker and entrepreneur with a passion for sharing unique stories and helping people grow. For over 20 years, she’s worked in the business world as a corporate trainer in employee productivity and effective growth, where she’s helped some of the biggest brands in hospitality and entertainment grow sustainably through inspiring their employees. She’s been featured on platforms including TEDxWilmington, Jack Canfield Show, Santa Barbara News Press, The George DiGianni show and the Tom Barnard Show.
Through her writing, Nicole hopes to empower her readers and impart valuable lessons about grief, loss, and emotional growth. In her free time, Nicole enjoys traveling, yoga, and spending time with her wonderful daughter in their home of Santa Barbara, California.
Do you have any tattoos? Where? When did you get it/them? Where are they on your body?
I have two tattoos. They were both done by the same artist, in Maui about six months apart. The first one is a red cardinal surrounded by butterflies and plumeria flowers. It’s on my rib cage so it’s hidden unless I want to show it to people. I had told this tattoo artist the story of I Can Still Hear You, and when he drew the artwork, I realized that it was the exact picture I had in my mind. A few months later, I had him tattoo a tribal honu (sea turtle) on my right shoulder. The sea turtles are known for their wisdom and gracefulness, both qualities I try to embrace.
Is your life anything like it was two years ago?
Two years ago, I was traveling and writing almost every day. It was exhilarating yet exhausting and there was a part of me who felt like I was running away from myself.
How long have you been writing?
I wrote my first story at the age of ten. My Dad was a writer and it was always something I aspired to do on a full time basis.
What advice would you give a new writer just starting out?
Write. Write every single day. Know your story, if you know how it ends, it is easy to find the beginning. Also, write at the time of day that works best for you, for me it is early morning before I speak to anyone. I know other writers who prefer to write in the evening. The most important thing is to put aside time every single day to put something down on paper.
Tell us something about your newest release that is NOT in the blurb.
The hike that Scarlett goes on towards the end of the book is an actual hike that I took. And all of the strange signs she saw on that path actually did happen. There were thousand-year-old trees hanging upside down, it was a magical day. I felt like I was in the movie Avatar. After that hike, I sat down and completed the outline for I Can Still Hear You. Inspiration it turns out can be found everywhere!
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