Nina is not always at her writing desk! But I will get back to you.

Permissions Policy

With the exception of “guest posts” written by others, I own the content on this Web site. It is copyrighted in my name. I want to strike the appropriate balance between getting my content widely distributed while at the same time protecting my intellectual property rights. Thanks in advance for your cooperation.

Without My Permission

You are free to do the following without my permission:
• Link to my site or any specific post on my site.
• Extract and re-post less than 100 words on any other site, provided you link back to my original post.
• Print off my posts and photocopy up to 50 copies for internal distribution within your own company or organization.
• Print my posts in any non-commercial publication (e.g., writing group newsletter, critique group etc.), provided you include this copyright notice: “© 2014, Nina.Harrington. All rights reserved. Originally published at or

Not Without My Permission

You must have my express written consent to do any of the following:
• Use this content in for commercial purposes, including selling or licensing printed or digital versions of my content.
• Alter, transform, or build upon this work.
Re-posting and Translation Rights
I do not permit the re-posting of my posts in their entirety.
In addition, I don’t allow the translation and publication of my work in other languages. I simply don’t have the resources to validate the quality of the work.

Thank you! Nina.

12 thoughts on “CONTACT

  1. Hi Nina
    I sent you a question a few weeks ago and havent received an answer. Could you please reply to my important question as to which book in particular i should read of yours.
    Kind regards

    1. Hello Joan. I am sorry that you did not get my reply which was sent to you in an email. Would you mind checking your spam filter?
      Thank you for getting in touch and what a great question!
      I would recommend “Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Boss” which was published by Harlequin.

      You can see more in the UK here –

      And in the US here –

      One of the reasons I recommend this book is that I have analysed this story structure in detail in my work and have a detailed breakdown of the 4 acts with question sheets etc. I usually charge for this resource but I have attached a free copy for you which I hope that you will find useful – in the email.

      All the best and kind regards, Nina

  2. Hello Bernado= sorry that you did not leave your email address so I have to reply here.
    Great question! The answer depends upon two things:
    • Have you already created an author profile on Amazon Author Central for this pen name?
    • Do you plan to write more book summaries using this pen name?
    I am sure that you have already discovered that creating a new brand/website/social media platform costs a lot of time and money.
    Personally I would keep my real name and point your followers to the books on Amazon/where you are publishing them and make it clear that you are writing under a different name for these books.

    Hope that helps, Nina

  3. Hi Nina,
    thank you for sending me the very helpful videos.
    I take your point of concentrating on the heroine, however I am writing something – actually my daughter said I should write about myself as I’ve had such an interesting life – in her eyes, and I have chosen one event, a love story, and creating a character who is based on me, but not me. He happens to be a man.
    Am I ‘wrong’ to still not concentrate on the heroine [re the 6 step process]?

    Also, which of your books are Romantic Suspense?

    Kind regards

    Robin Labron

    1. Hi Robin and many thanks for getting in touch.
      Relax. It is perfectly fine to start with the hero when you are outlining your romance novel.
      Many very successful romance novels are written from the male point of view, and the six-step process works well for both the hero and the heroine.
      The key thing is that you should include the heroine’s point of view as well, to give balance to the story. Commercial romances probably about 50/50 hero to heroine.
      I would recommend have one point of view for each scene so that the reader does not get confused.
      Hope that helps.
      I have one romantic mystery in print at the moment -Recipe for Disaster.
      My romantic suspense main title is no longer in print.

  4. Hello Nina
    I have found your quick-read summery book on Jeff Walker’s Launch.
    I wish to buy your summery – but I wonder whether it is legal due to copy/material right

    1. Hi Jesper. Thank you for getting in touch.
      This summary is in the form of a book review, focusing on the key points, so I don’t believe that there is any problem with copyright issues. It also links to the original complete book by Jeff Walker and the info on his website and makes it clear that this is a personal summary of the key points. I don’t copy the text except for selected small quotes. Hope that helps, Nina

  5. My website is badly neglected.
    My first language is USA English. What does an independent author do to get book translated? Do you think having a Spanish or other translation increases sales?

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