Nikki Lynn Barrett: T-Shirt Inspiration

We're sliding toward New Year's, but Christmas is still in our minds and hearts. Nikki Lynn Barrett, author of The Secret Santa Wishing Well, is visiting SlingWords today.

Nikki lives in Arizona with her husband and son. She's an avid reader, a dreamer, and loves everything about books. Nikki runs a book blog, an online used bookstore, and writes various genres of romance. When a storm is near, you'll find Nikki outside with her camera, snapping photo after photo. She said that her dreams of becoming a writer started when she was young, when she started writing books in one subject notebooks by the fifth grade. The Secret Santa Wishing Well is her debut novel.

You can find Nikki at her blog and on Facebook. Her book is available at the Kindle Shop and at Barnes and Noble.

T-Shirt Inspiration
by Nikki Lynn Barrett

Hi everyone! My name is Nikki Lynn Barrett, and I'm a newly published author. I love saying that, by the way. It's a great feeling and wonderful accomplishment. Indeed! I write in various genres, but I debuted with a contemporary Christmas romance.

Writer's T-Shirts

You know how shirts with sayings on them are popular? How many writers actually go out and look for them and would wear one? Here are a few lines on shirts that suit me as a writer.

You're wrong. I write.

Writer's Block: When your imaginary friends refuse to talk to you (Ah, yes, I know that one well!)

Advice for Writers: If a word escapes you, obviously you didn't have it properly and securely restrained.

I'm a writer. Everything you say or do may end up in my novel

Never wrong a writer. They get their revenge in print.

Being a good writer is 3% talent, 97% not being distracted by the internet (It's okay, you're supposed to be here on this blog today, reading these! *Wink* )

I'm plotting against you. I'm a writer, it's what I do.

Future Bestselling Author

What does not kill me ... makes a good plot point in my next book.

Those are just a few of the fun ones I've found. Would you ever wear one? What kind of writer saying would YOU like on a shirt?

While you mull over that question, here's a blurb for my Christmas Romance The Secret Santa Wishing Well.

The magic of Christmas has been lost to Jacob Winston. At the suggestion of his ill sister, Jacob takes a job as a Secret Santa at the mall, hoping to restore his Christmas spirit. Even that doesn't seem to work, until a special little boy ambles up to make a very special wish.

Cheyenne Jensen is struggling to raise her two kids without the help of her ex-husband who refuses to acknowledge his daughter's existence and doesn't provide for the son he does acknowledge. This Christmas is shaping up to be as heartbreaking as the last, until her son Ben's kind actions lead a stranger to them.

Ah, but it's Christmas time and the magic has begun.

When Jacob and Cheyenne meet, neither can deny their immediate attraction to one another. As situations arise that require they spend more time together, their feelings grow stronger and stronger.

With Christmas fast approaching, the pair learn what matters most in life. Now, if only they could ditch the ghost of Christmases past.Maybe this holiday will bring some wishes come true -- for everyone after all.

Takeaway Truth

Thanks, Nikki! Happy Holidays to you and all of the SlingWords readers!


  1. This sounds like a perfect novel for the holiday season! Congrats on your publication.

  2. Congrats on your book. I love the cover.

    Those shirts are a hoot! I really need some signs made up with some of them. lol

  3. Jacqueline Seewald ... Hey! Thanks for dropping by. Hope you had a lovely Christmas.

    Happy New Year!

  4. Stacey Brutger ... Hi! I'm a tee shirt slogan fan so I really enjoyed Nikki's post.

    Happy New Year!

  5. My apologies for not stopping by yesterday and thanking you for letting me hang on your blog. My husband took yesterday to actually work more on my library and build me shelves, so my computer was off and had been working on that all day. :)

    Thanks for stopping by, and thanks again, Joan, for allowing me to invade, lol.

  6. Hi, Nikki, glad to hear from you. I understand how real life interferes. Being sick -- one of those real life complications -- derailed me too.