Nichelle Kline, 29, is a mother of two: her son, Melo, is 2 years old, and daughter Arianna (who is also the main character of Nichelle’s book, “Ari Vs the World”) is 8 years old. They live in Shelby County. Nichelle is a ministry student at Highlands College and loves cupcakes, going on adventures with her family, writing and serving at her church.
When did writing become a part of your life?
Writing has always come easy for me. I began writing in high school, starting with poems and short stories.
What inspired you to write “Ari Vs the World: Putting God First?”
I rededicated my life to Christ in 2016. Once I began to grow in my faith and in my own relationship with God, I realized that there were so many crucial things that I needed to teach Arianna. Things I wished I knew when I was younger that would have allowed me to establish a strong foundation in Christ early on. At the same time, Arianna had just started school and took notice that not many of her friends knew much about God. That is what inspired me to write “Ari Vs the World.” The purpose of my book is to begin teaching children early the truth about God and give them practical ways to incorporate Him into their lives. With a superhero theme, my goal is to raise up as many superheroes for Christ as I can.
What did you learn during the book writing and publishing process?
It takes time. From finding a publisher that was a good fit for me to 100 emails of edits and revisions to make it as I envisioned it – it is definitely a process, but totally worth it.
What’s your advice to aspiring writers out there?
It is never too late. And really this is for everyone. As long as you are here on this earth, it is not too late to pursue that passion, chase that dream and make a difference. Even if it takes longer than expected, don’t give up!
What’s next for you as an author?
“Ari Vs the World” is going to be a series. “Putting God First” is the first book of the series, and I am currently working on my second book along with some other projects that I am hoping to share with my superheroes for Christ and the world soon.