It's holiday time! Happy Thanksgiving, America! I hope you get to share lots of good food and football with your families today. If you aren't able to see your family today, I'm sure you're in their thoughts. Enjoy your day!
~ With warm holiday wishes from Nicki Greenwood
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Saturday, November 22, 2014
Congratulations Judie S.! Judie won a $25 gift certificate to The Wild Rose Press for her participation in last night's Lobster Cove chat at Love Romances Cafe.
We're proud of our stories about this quaint fishing town, and excited to share them with you all. Thank you to everyone who participated in the chat, and we wish you Happy Holidays and Happy Reading!
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
I'm guest blogging today at Comptonplations, the blog of author MJ Compton. Visit me today to learn some tidbits about me and you'll get a sneak peek at my newest work in progress, FIRE!
FIRE is the fourth and final book in The Elemental Series. I'm almost halfway through its first draft, and it doesn't even have its own page on my website yet ... but you can be the first to check it out by going to MJ's website for a mini-preview of the opening scene!
I'm also joining other authors of The Wild Rose Press's Lobster Cove series on Friday, November 21st, 7-11pm EST at Love Romance Cafe to talk about the stories from this awesome series. We'll be chatting about our characters, sharing excerpts, and offering a $25 gift certificate to The Wild Rose Press for one lucky commenter on any of our posts ... just in time for holiday gift-giving!
Happy Autumn, readers!
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
I have a little treat for you today: the cover art for AIR, Book Three in my Elemental Series! AIR is still in edits, but I received this beautiful cover yesterday from the cover artist. The Wild Rose Press's art department is one of the best in the business, if you ask me. They know their stuff!
To read more about AIR, click here to be taken to the book's page on my website. In the meantime, keep checking here to get the latest on my releases. Have a great day!
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Saturday, November 08, 2014
Join the "Lobster Cove" authors of The Wild Rose Press at Love Romances Cafe on Friday, November 21st from 7:00 PM -11:00 PM EST for a talk about the wonderful stories of Lobster Cove! There will be book blurbs and excerpts, character interviews and tidbits, and a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to The Wild Rose Press for one lucky person who comments that evening on one of our posts. The winner will be drawn at random and notified on November 22nd. Join the event on November 21st, and comment to win! The event will be held at the Love Romances Cafe loop. See you there!
Wednesday, November 05, 2014
Please join me in welcoming author Christy Effinger today. Christy is the author of the new paranormal romance, SAY NOTHING OF WHAT YOU SEE.
1) How did you get started writing?
I began writing stories as a child. My love of books led me to study English in college, and after grad school I taught for several years at a community college. All the while, my dream was to be an author. I wrote my first published novel, Say Nothing of What You See, at night while my husband was taking MBA classes.
2) What interests or excites you most about your genre(s)?
Say Nothing is a paranormal new adult novel, and it’s the “new adult” part that interests me most. I wrote the book in my twenties, so it seemed natural to focus on a young protagonist who was struggling to find herself against a backdrop of darkness and deception.
3) Who or what is your favorite inspiration when writing?
Music is one of my biggest inspirations. When I wrote Say Nothing, I often listened to chill-out electronic music while I worked. Some of my favorite artists are Moby, The xx, and Little People.
4) Tell me about your latest book or work in progress.
When her aunt steps off a grain elevator into the emptiness of a prairie evening, Mira Piper loses her one protector. Chloe, her flighty mother, impulsively drags her daughter to Bramblewood, an isolated spiritualist retreat in northern Michigan, run by the enigmatic Dr. Virgil Simon.
Chloe plans to train as a medium but it's Mira who discovers she can communicate with the dead. When her mother abandons her, Mira discovers a darker aspect to Bramblewood: the seemingly kind doctor has a sinister side and a strange control over his students.
Then one winter's day Troy Farrington arrives, to fulfill his mother's dying wish and deliver her letter to the doctor. But calamity strikes and he finds himself a captive, tended by a sympathetic Mira. Haunted by her dead aunt and desperate to escape Bramblewood, Mira makes a devil's deal with Dr. Simon. But fulfillment comes with a steep cost...betrayal.
5) Please share with us the first paragraph of your latest work.
This is from Say Nothing of What You See:
I remember the way she fell.
I remember, too, the moment just before it happened, when I came home from my summer job at the snow cone stand and found the house empty.
The Wild Rose Press:
Thank you so much for sharing your work with us today, Christy!
To learn more about Christy or her work, follow the links above. SAY NOTHING OF WHAT YOU SEE is available now at your favorite bookseller.
Sunday, November 02, 2014
What a month it's been already!
I started off November at a book signing featuring authors local to Central New York. The Liverpool Public Library hosted a Local Author Meet & Greet featuring local authors in all genres, from romance to children's books and everything in between.
I had the pleasure of seeing an old friend, Heidy Ramos, who was promoting her new book, ISLAND OF DREAMS, the story of her trials and triumphs, growing up on an island in the Philippines.
I met a very personable and enthusiastic children's book author, Daniel Middleton, whose newest book, NAOMI REDFLOWER, will be released in April 2015. Daniel and I had a wonderful chat on the art of writing and publishing children's books. The story focuses on the central character's journey through the seasons, and features a love of nature that was right up my alley.
I also met Casey Rose Frank, and we talked about flash fiction, which sounds like a great new challenge. I gotta try that! Just on first impressions, I can tell Casey is a gutsy woman, and I liked her right off the bat. We had a great talk, and I think she's convinced me to try my hand at shorter works.
Most authors are introverted, but I don't think I've ever had so much fun at a book signing. The energy in the room jazzed me up for my own work, and I can't wait to do another one. Happy Autumn, everyone!