Guest Fox, Nicole Zoltack

My Guest Lives in Two Different Ages

[Well, She Got Married During the Renaissance]

By Jeff Salter

This is my 350th post here at 4F1H and I’m delighted to use it to feature my Guest Fox, Nicole Zoltack. The talented Nicole is a colleague at Clean Reads, where nine of my titles have been published.

One of the things which first intrigued me about Nicole was when she posted a couple of her wedding photos on her FaceBook page. She was married in a Renaissance gown! So I asked her to explain (which she does, below).

Nicole Zoltack


Nicole Zoltack is a USA Today bestselling author who loves to write romances. She did marry her first kiss, after all! Fairy tales, paranormal romances, urban fantasy, epic fantasy, time travels… Nicole spins all kinds of fantastical tales.

When she’s not writing about knights, superheroes, or witches, she spends time with her loving husband, three energetic young boys, and precious baby girl. She enjoys riding horses (pretending they’re unicorns, of course!) and going to the PA Renaissance Faire dressed in period garb. She’ll read anything she can get her hands on. Her current favorite TV shows are Game of Thrones and Stranger Things.

A bit more about Nicole

Thanks for having me!
I have always been fascinated with history, especially the Middle Ages. The time of chivalry and knights just warms my hopeless romantic soul. I first went to the Renaissance Faire during high school for a field trip. We were all allowed to wear time period garb if we wanted to, but I was the only one to do so. From then on, I’ve been back many times, and I’ve always gone in costume. It’s just more fun to! This of course led to me having a Renaissance-themed wedding completed with a castle for a wedding cake and outdoors pictures at a park that had stone ruins.

What’s so fun about history is all of the what ifs. What if one small event didn’t happen? How can that change the timeline? What if you go back in time and it isn’t the past as you know it? That’s what I was thinking about when I wrote The Test of Time, which actually features four different time periods, our own and three alternative ones.

To learn more about Nicole and her works, visit her website or her Amazon page. Everyone who signs up for her newsletter receives a free book, so sign up now!



Katia jumps at the chance to go to England with her best friend after Rose ditches her deadbeat boyfriend. While walking through the market, she spies a large mansion and recognizes the guy out front as her high school friend Tony. Just as they start to reconnect, Katia passes through times and lands in the arms of Lord Landon, who looks like Tony but certainly doesn’t act like him.

Soon, Katia learns that this 1815 is different from the one in history books. Trapped in a parallel world, Katia struggles to not fall for Landon but his charm proves too much for her. Just when she is about to confess her love for him, Katia travels through time yet again.

The course of love never did run smooth and if Katia can’t figure out and master the test of time, she’ll never see her friends again, or worse, never be reunited with Landon.

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Nicole’s Question for YOU

If you could go back to the past or jump into the future, would you?

[JLS # 350]

About Jeff Salter

Currently writing romantic comedy, screwball comedy, and romantic suspense. Fourteen completed novels and four completed novellas. Working with three royalty publishers: Clean Reads, Dingbat Publishing, & TouchPoint Press/Romance. "Cowboy Out of Time" -- Apr. 2019 /// "Double Down Trouble" -- June 2018 /// "Not Easy Being Android" -- Feb. 2018 /// "Size Matters" -- Oct. 2016 /// "The Duchess of Earl" -- Jul. 2016 /// "Stuck on Cloud Eight" -- Nov. 2015 /// "Pleased to Meet Me" (novella) -- Oct. 2015 /// "One Simple Favor" (novella) -- May 2015 /// "The Ghostess & MISTER Muir" -- Oct. 2014 /// "Scratching the Seven-Month Itch" -- Sept. 2014 /// "Hid Wounded Reb" -- Aug. 2014 /// "Don't Bet On It" (novella) -- April 2014 /// "Curing the Uncommon Man-Cold -- Dec. 2013 /// "Echo Taps" (novella) -- June 2013 /// "Called To Arms Again" -- (a tribute to the greatest generation) -- May 2013 /// "Rescued By That New Guy in Town" -- Oct. 2012 /// "The Overnighter's Secrets" -- May 2012 /// Co-authored two non-fiction books about librarianship (with a royalty publisher), a chapter in another book, and an article in a specialty encyclopedia. Plus several library-related articles and reviews. Also published some 120 poems, about 150 bylined newspaper articles, and some 100 bylined photos. Worked about 30 years in librarianship. Formerly newspaper editor and photo-journalist. Decorated veteran of U.S. Air Force (including a remote ‘tour’ of duty in the Arctic … at Thule AB in N.W. Greenland). Married; father of two; grandfather of six.
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18 Responses to Guest Fox, Nicole Zoltack

  1. kathleenbee says:

    What a fascinating premise! Great to learn about you, Nicole. I also loved Stranger Things and can’t wait for Season 2. Have you tried to watch Merlin? I’m sure you’d enjoy it. We’re in the process of watching it now.

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  2. jbrayweber says:

    Nice to “meet” you, Nicole. I, too, love the renaissance fair and I love dressing up, though I don’t always do so. I even worked at the festival one season as a teen. Good times…
    If I had a chance to jump into the past or the future, would I? You bet! I’d see it as an adventure!
    Good luck with The Test of Time. It sounds like a fun read!


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  3. nicolezoltack says:

    Thank you for having me!

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  4. Allan Gillard says:

    Thanks for your writings Nicole, and it’s always great to learn a little more about an author with each story.
    I would be happy to jump to the future – as long as it was far enough that we had invented the hyperdrive, so that I could visit all those amazing sights across our galaxy…
    Cheers, Allan.

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  5. Patricia Kiyono says:

    Welcome to the blog, Nicole! I enjoy all your stories, but especially your historical romances. To answer your question, I guess I’d be okay with a short visit, but I enjoy my modern comforts far too much to give them up. I enjoy going to Renaissance Fairs but of course, that’s only a small peek into that world. I’ve got The Test of Time on my Kindle app, ready for a nice quiet reading day!


    • jeff7salter says:

      Yes, Patricia. For me a small peek would likely be sufficient. I think all the disease and grime and unsanitary conditions would spoil my visit… and I doubt I’d want to remain very long in most of the past eras.


    • nicolezoltack says:

      Thank you, Patricia! I hope you enjoy The Test of Time.

      A sneak peek would *probably* be best. If you could survive childhood, you had a decent chance of living a decent-length life, but only if you didn’t get the plague. The low average lifespan from the Middle Ages is so low because of all of the childhood morbidity.

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  6. Welcome to 4F,1H, Nicole! Your book sounds completely fascinating and it going on my TBR list, long as it is.
    Time travel questions always stump me:What if I got STUCK there??? Give me my indoor plumbing, central heating and fully-equipped hospitals, if necessary!

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