Andrea Nicole Livingstone, known as Nic Stone, (born July 10, 1985) is an author of young adult fiction.
- When I started writing, it was a way to understand my own adolescence, and what came out was a revelation about my own teenage years...
- On why she ventured into young adult fiction in “‘Nic Stone: How I Write” in Writer Magazine (2019 Jan 23)
- Nonfiction is supposed to drive home a point. In fiction, you need more nuance, buried in layers. There is character development and plot, and that switch can be tricky. I really like writing short stories, and I wish they were more popular...
- On nonfiction vs. fiction in “‘Nic Stone: How I Write” in Writer Magazine (2019 Jan 23)
- Nonreaders. Especially Nonreaders of Color. Which I didn’t even realize until so many of them started contacting me. I write for them because I think it’s important to read, and yet I also understand that when you’ve never really seen yourself if the type of stuff you’re assigned, reading seems kinda wack [sic]. So I wanna hook the reluctants and get them started reading for enjoyment.…
- On her audience in “2018 Morris Award Finalists: An Interview with Nic Stone” in The Hub (2018 Feb 7)
- The dialogue. I love writing dialogue and using that particular element of narrative to draw out the heart of a story because storytelling as a discipline really began with speech—stories orally passed down, generation to generation. Dialogue is just my most favorite thing. In all the stuff I’ve written actually.
- On what she loved about her novel Dear Martin in “2018 Morris Award Finalists: An Interview with Nic Stone” in The Hub (2018 Feb 7)