Saturday, June 10, 2017

Confessions of a Home Decor Junkie

I admit it: I'm a decorating fanatic. One look at my Pinterest page ought to confirm that, in case there were any doubts. Today, I had the pleasure of a look inside Inspired, a vintage home design shop located in Liverpool, New York. This refurbished barn is chock full of goodies that echo a simpler time. I'm thrilled to see a local business not only thriving, but doing so while using and improving an existing property (and a barn, at that! Swoon.).

Owner Judi Burrows became the helm of Inspired through a gradual karma of her childhood years learning sewing and frugality, through art classes in high school, a degree in fashion and retail, and then work with a builder and designer in Central New York's Parade of Homes. Four years ago, she and her husband purchased the property that would become Inspired, lovingly restoring and updating it to the shop that stands there today. (Look at the restoration of those ceiling beams!) The overall effect is like walking into a magazine I would love to read.

If you find yourself in Liverpool (after a tasty treat at Wegmans, just across the road), and you love vintage home decor as much as I do, take a look inside this store. I nearly came home with that typewriter sign, myself. Happy hunting! 💖

Monday, June 05, 2017

Exciting News: Contracts Signed for Audiobooks!

Hey, Gang! I'm super-excited to announce that I've signed contracts to offer all of my current releases as audiobooks! My publisher, The Wild Rose Press, has just begun offering this option for its authors, and many of us have decided to take the leap.

What does this mean for you?

Audiobook recording is a waiting game. I have signed the contracts, but that doesn't guarantee audiobook releases anytime soon (or at all). It simply means that I have signed over the rights to this format, and my publisher will put out a call for narrators for each book. If one of my books is picked up, we then decide on the narrator, and the book will go to audio. I really, really hope they get picked up. Audiobooks would almost be as cool as having them turned into movies! 😄

What's so great about audiobooks?

If you've ever been on a long trip, you already know how great they are! An audiobook provides hours of entertainment, and playing an audiobook through your car stereo is terrific on those long vacation rides. My family travels a fair bit in the summer, and we've listened to some new authors this way. There are audiobooks for every fan of stories, so you're sure to find one you like. (And if you, like me, are a fan of your local library, Overdrive offers audiobooks as well as e-format books and periodicals to borrow for free, as long as it's in their catalog. How can you go wrong when it's free? We listened to Tui T. Sutherland's Wings of Fire, Book One: The Dragonet Prophecy on our way to Letchworth State Park this spring! My son is a fan of dragons, and we all really enjoyed it!)

I'm thrilled to be offering my books in audio, and I hope to have further news for you soon. Until then, Happy Reading!

Thursday, May 25, 2017

BOOK SIGNING: Mystery & Romance at Solvay Public Library!

Summer's coming. Can you feel it? What better way to kick off the season than to find a new favorite beach read? On June 10th, I will join authors Diane Culver and Carol Pouliot at Solvay Public Library for an afternoon discussion, Q&A, and book signing!

Diane writes contemporary romances set in the Hamptons, while Carol pens time-travel mystery stories. I write paranormal, paranormal lite, and contemporary romances. There's sure to be something to tickle your fancy, or if you're an aspiring writer, come on down and chat with us. We'd love to meet you!

We'll also offer some fantastic freebies and giveaways. I'll be bringing this pretty summer basket to give away to one lucky recipient. The basket (a $35 value) includes a Monet seashell trinket box, scented candle, and milk chocolate Hershey's kisses:

The book signing and Q&A begins at 2:00 PM Saturday, June 10th and ends at 4:00 PM. You can contact library director Dan Golden ( or call Solvay Public Library at 315-468-2441 for more information.

Sunday, May 07, 2017

BOOK SIGNING: A Night of Romance at Fulton Public Library!

I'm very excited to attend my first evening book signing, this Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at Fulton Public Library! Local authors including myself, Leon Archer, Regina Edwards-Drumm, Barbara Witek, and MJ Woods will be onhand to sign books, offer freebies and giveaways, and discuss our favorite subject: romance!

Psst - our second favorite subject is freebies, and we'll be offering giveaways galore, including this sweet spring basket I will be giving to one lucky recipient at the end of the signing. Make sure to enter your name to win! We hope to see you there.

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Winner of the 2017 Earth Day Giveaway!

Congratulations to Cindee D., the winner of the 2017 Earth Day Giveaway!  Cindee chose a copy of THE SERPENT IN THE STONE, Book One in the Gifted Series:

Thank you to everyone who participated in this year's contest. Please keep checking back with me for announcements of future contests. Congratulations again to Cindee.  Happy Reading, and Happy Earth Day!

Monday, April 17, 2017

The Calendar is Filling Up!

I'll be the first to admit, I have the best writer friends. We will be visiting several libraries around the area this year, and we'd like you to be a part of the fun! I'll be joining authors Diane Culver, Regina Edwards-Drumm, Carol Pouliot, Barbara Witek, and more across Central New York in 2017, and we're bringing a slew of goodies and some great discussion with us. Check out my main page for the event calendar to see when and where you can meet up with us, learn about our books and our writing processes, get signed copies, and even win some freebies for yourself! Hope to see you there!

Friday, April 07, 2017

2017 "Earth Day Giveaway!"

My 2017 “Earth Day Giveaway” Contest is here!

** Permission To Forward Granted **

It’s April, and that means it’s time once again for the “Earth Day Giveaway” contest!  All month long, you can enter to win one PDF eBook of your choice of any of my currently released paranormal, paranormal lite, or contemporary romance books (EARTH, WATER, AIR, FIRE, THE SERPENT IN THE STONE, FLASHPOINT, or HEAVY NETTING)! Not sure which to choose?  For details on each book, click here. Enter for a chance to win by clicking this link:

Nicki Greenwood’s 2017 Earth Day Giveaway!

Contest ends at 5:00 PM EST on April 30th.  The winner will be announced that evening on my blog. Good luck, and Happy Earth Day!