JoeyPinkney.com Exclusive Interview
5 Minutes, 5 Questions With…
Nicole Bradshaw, author of A Bond Broken
(Strebor Books Int’l/Simon & Schuster)
Corinne’s big sister, Astrid, has always looked out for her, even if Astrid believes Corinne has favor with their parents. Astrid has a secret. She confides to her younger sister her plans to leave the tiny town of Cherbourg, France, to become the first colored fashion designer in New York City. She’ll finally be on her own and rid of the family’s strict rules.
When their father loses his job, Astrid is commanded to leave school in order to assist the family financially. Trying to help, Corinne reveals Astrid’s secret but only makes the situation worse. Astrid feels betrayed by her younger sister and promises revenge. She seizes the perfect opportunity with Corinne’s blossoming friendship with a boy from class.
The sisters become mortal enemies and vow to hate one another until the day they die. That day may come sooner than they think. On April 10, 1912, the family boards the beautiful Titanic on a voyage that will change their lives forever.
“A Bond Broken” is the prequel novella to “Unsinkable”, which tells the fictitious story of the only black family on the doomed ship, the Titanic.
Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write “A Bond Broken”?
Nicole Bradshaw: One day, I was watching the movie Titanic. I thought, “What if a black family were on that ship?” I did some research and found out about the Laroche family. From there, I created a fictional “what if” story about what could have happened. Continue reading 5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Nicole Bradshaw, author of A Bond Broken