We had the good fortune of connecting with Nicole Roach and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Nicole, what led you to pursuing a creative path professionally?
I consider being creative to be the expression of the soul. One can use, imagination through many art forms, when you have no words to explain your thoughts and feelings. It only seemed natural for me to find a pathway that inspires creativity.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
The message of “The Gobster” transcends all ages and is relevant to all generations. The concept of balancing technology and life will be an ongoing debate for generations to come. The sooner we can start thinking and developing methods to address this concern the more balanced our future generations will be. Perseverance is the word I will use to describe how “The Gobster” came to be. When you feel that fire in your belly, put everything you have into it. There will be challenges. There will be setbacks. There will be times where your goal seems impossible. As the spirit of humanity has proven over and over again, you will persevere! You will achieve your goal. Just don’t give up!

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
San Diego is full of life! There are so many exciting people and places to go. A walk on any of the beaches in San Diego will leave a lasting impression. A stroll through Balboa Park is guaranteed to be an enriching experience. A meal in Little Italy or the Oceanside Harbor will not only tantalize your taste buds but will be a unique and joyful time. If you really wanted to capture the essence of San Diego in just one moment, pick any place with a view and watch the sunset over the Pacific Ocean.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I had this story that I wanted to share with the world. It took me many years to come to the final version. I reached my goal because of the love and support of my husband, son, father, and mother. They inspired me when I was experiencing writers block. They encouraged me to keep pushing towards my goal even when it seemed bleak and unattainable. I want to say, thank you to George, Ace, and both my parents!

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Other: Let’s start talking to our families and community about how to balance our lives with technology. Together we will create a future that is bright! You can find a copy of this book on Amazon and Barnes and Noble website.