Thursday, February 27, 2020

Cover Reveal: The Fudge Ripple Effect!

It's been a trying month at Greenwood House, but I'm thrilled to share the cover for my upcoming short story, THE FUDGE RIPPLE EFFECT! Ta-da!


FUDGE RIPPLE will be released this summer, but you can check out an excerpt right now at this link! It's a short, sweet contemporary romance just right for beach reading.

Jax and Sawyer were such a delightful couple to write. Every once in a while, a pair of characters just seem so right for each other, and they certainly fit the bill. FUDGE RIPPLE will only be available as an eBook, so be sure to check back for links where you can download your own copy.

Until then, Happy Reading, friends!

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Bee Cozy: Visiting Liverpool, NY's Golden Bee Bookshop

I've recently become a fan of the Danish art of hygge ("HOO-ga"), a lifestyle that actively practices comfort and contentment. Hygge often involves multiple senses such as touch (soft blankets), taste (good food), and smell (scented candles - or food again!). Hygge isn't limited to practice at home. You can do it at work, with friends, or out and about. That's how I spent this morning at Casey Rose Frank's Golden Bee Bookshop.



Casey's bookshop is the very definition of hygge. It's a visual feast, with books she has handpicked for their beautiful covers and intriguing stories. If you're any kind of book lover, you won't be able to resist browsing the shelves, filling your field of vision with gorgeous, artful covers bearing flowing script, or touching the satiny-smooth book jackets. Casey's shop also offers scented candles, bookmarks, notecards, and artwork, all of which are book-themed.



The Golden Bee Bookshop opened in November 2019. Located in the village of Liverpool, NY, it's conveniently situated right next door to a coffee shop. If you're in Liverpool some morning, you can visit Golden Bee and let Casey know what sort of stories you enjoy. Casey will use her unique superpower of selecting exactly the right kind of book for you. (I know; I've seen that superpower in action twice.) Then take your prize to the coffee shop and read away the morning in perfect contentment over a hot cuppa.

Now that's hygge!


About Golden Bee Bookshop

The Golden Bee Bookshop was dreamed up by writer and life-long-book-lover Casey Rose Frank. Casey grew up in North Syracuse, NY; attended Niagara University, and lived in Chicago and New York City before coming back upstate to settle in Liverpool.

Casey loves recommending books and has read at least fifty percent of the titles available for purchase in the shop. She hand picked the bookish merchandise at Golden Bee, showcasing the talents of creators she met through the "Bookstagram" community on Instagram.

She runs the business with the help of her husband Rob Ringham, and her cat Mia, who likes to help put in book orders from the comfort of the couch.

Visit Golden Bee Bookshop online at https://www.goldenbeebookshop.com/.

Monday, December 02, 2019

Website Updates and News Delivery Changes


Hello, all! It's been a snowy weekend here in Central New York, and I'm using the time to make some tweaks to http://www.nickigreenwood.com. Most notably, the blog is no longer linked from my website. It will now be used solely to deliver news to my readers, and you can subscribe via my website by entering your email address at the top of any page.

I'm also looking at making the email delivery font more readable, so if you find it difficult, please don't hesitate to drop me a line.

In the meantime, I'm working on a contemporary romantic short for the Summer 2020 season.  The Fudge Ripple Effect is a sweet read that looks at how we change the lives of others around us. I've had a ball writing it, and I hope you'll have just as much fun reading it for beach season. Here's hoping 2020 brings great things to you and yours!

Sunday, December 01, 2019

Happy Holidays from Nicki Greenwood!



Happy Holidays!

This has been a wonderful year. As a founding member of The Wandering Wordsmiths, I've been all over Central New York this year with fellow local authors, and it's been a fun and rewarding experience. Our last engagement for 2019 is today, December 1st, 10 am-4 pm at the Black Friday Weekend Craft & Vendor Event. We're expecting a big crowd and lots of vendors, so if you're local to Central New York, come on out and enjoy some holiday shopping and free goodies at our table.

I hope you have a safe, happy, and memorable holiday season. Thank you to all my readers for your support, and I hope to offer you more delightful stories in 2020. Happy Reading, and the happiest of holidays!

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Coming Soon: The Fudge Ripple Effect!




Who doesn't love going to the beach on a hot, sunny day and getting a frosty treat?

Coming Summer 2020, read THE FUDGE RIPPLE EFFECT, a sweet contemporary romance that looks at the ripples people make in each other's lives...and how one little drop just might be the beginning of an outpouring of love.

This short read is part of The Wild Rose Press's "One Scoop or Two" series, perfect for your summer beach reading. Stay tuned to my blog for upcoming news on this delicious new series. I'll post updates as soon as they come in. Happy Reading!

Sunday, October 06, 2019

Book Signing Reminder, 10/19/19 12-3PM: Baldwinsville Public Library, Baldwinsville, NY!

Coming up fast - my favorite event of the year! Meet almost two dozen local authors at Baldwinsville Public Library for the 4th Annual Authors' Meet & Greet!

This event has grown every year, and is always a great time. The event kicks off with an author panel featuring some of our local authors in different genres, answering the question, "How has writing changed your life?"

After the Q&A, our authors will offer books for signing and sale, and freebies will be found at several of the tables throughout the afternoon. Get books from:


Doreen Alsen - Romantic Comedy
Jon Anderson - History
Patricia Antone - Romantic Suspense, Contemporary Romance
David Aro - Children's Books
Sandra Athans - Children's Books
Ronald Bagliere - Literary Fiction
Cynthia Cotten - Children's Books
Diane Culver - Mystery Romance, Contemporary Romance
Nicholas T. Davis - Science Fiction, Fantasy, Children's Books
Lindsay DeRollo - Children's Books
Susan Derych Rubin - Children's Books
Nicki Greenwood - New Adult, Romance, Women's Fiction
Erin Kelly - New Adult, Urban Fantasy, Supernatural Speculative Fiction
Mylisa Larsen - Children's Books
Cory Leonardo - Children's Books
Frank Martorana - Mystery
Paul Mitura - Military Non-Fiction
Carol Pouliot - Mystery
Kate Woodle - Children's Books


Click here for directions. We hope to see you there!

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Guest Blogger: Mystery Author Carol Pouliot!

It's my pleasure today to introduce mystery author Carol Pouliot! Carol is the talented author of the Blackwell & Watson Time-Travel Mystery series. Her debut novel was DOORWAY TO MURDER. Today, she joins us to talk about its sequel, THRESHOLD OF DECEIT!

1) How did you get started writing?

I’ve always enjoyed the creativity of telling stories. After I retired from teaching, I decided to put to paper a memory that I wanted to save for my nieces and great-nephews. I sent it to Victoria magazine. The next day, I received a phone call from the editor. She bought the article and asked for more. Although I loved that experience, I was itching to write something longer and more involved. For some time, I’d had an idea for a time-travel mystery series and thought Why not? The next day I wrote the plot to Doorway to Murder (book #1 in The Blackwell and Watson Time-Travel Mysteries). I haven’t looked back!

2) What interests or excites you most about your genre(s)?

I love the challenge of creating the mystery, planting the clues and red herrings, and keeping the secret until the end when all is revealed. It’s exciting when I get to talk about all of it with book clubs. It thrills me when a reader says that they never saw a twist coming or they didn’t guess the killer.

3) Who or what is your favorite inspiration when writing?

Deborah Crombie is my favorite mystery writer. Not only does she craft extraordinary plots, she has managed to create a cast of inter-acting characters that make her world seem full and vibrant. The first time I was aware of an author doing this was when I was in grad school and took a course on Balzac. His series La Com├ędie Humaine consisted of some 80 works. Each novel or short story focused on someone in particular but the supporting characters were all people who were the focus in other books or stories. Balzac created a village atmosphere in his body of work. That’s what Crombie does. That’s what I am aiming for.

4) Tell me about your latest book or work in progress.

Threshold of Deceit is the second book in The Blackwell and Watson Time-Travel Mystery series.

In the first book, Doorway to Murder, Depression-era cop Steven Blackwell and 21st-century journalist Olivia Watson come face to face when time folds over in the house they share 80 years apart. They discover that it’s Einstein’s theory at work: there is no past, present, or future; all time happens simultaneously; time can fold over. With this knowledge, they experiment traveling back and forth to each other’s time and, along the way, become good friends. What they don’t do is leave the safety of the house in the other person’s time. In Threshold of Deceit, Steven and Olivia are ready to push the boundaries of time travel and discover more about their new-found ability to cross over into the other’s time.

On April 22, 1934, local ladies’ man Frankie Russo is murdered in broad daylight. Although the whole town is at the Little League Parade, it seems no one saw anything. But nothing is as it seems in the small New York town of Knightsbridge. Tackling the investigation, Steven discovers Frankie’s little black book, a coded list of dozens of flings, affairs, and one-night stands−and a solid motive for the widow. Soon, what appeared to be a straight-forward case gets complicated. A witness goes missing, a second body turns up, the victim’s cousin disappears, and an old flame surfaces. Faced with conflicting pieces of evidence, lies, and false alibis, Steven creates a psychological portrait of the killer. He realizes he’s looking for someone wearing a mask.

Olivia travels back to 1934 and is embraced by the community, who have no idea who she really is. She accidentally falls in with Steven’s main suspect, an act with repercussions that threaten her life.

Can Olivia outsmart a killer before becoming the next victim? Can Steven and Olivia solve the case of the poisoned philanderer in time to protect her true identity and their time-travel secret?

5) Please share with us the first few paragraphs of your latest work.

Sunday − April 22, 1934
Chapter 1

She sat across from him on the red-and-blue plaid blanket, legs stretched out and ankles crossed. It was a glorious day and the sun felt delicious on her skin. The wide-brimmed hat shaded her face, but already her arms were growing pink. She smiled, watching cardinals swoop back and forth in the lush meadow around them. She closed her eyes and listened−the air hummed with birdsong.

Today was their first picnic of the season. He had carried the wicker basket packed with all his favorites—ham sandwiches and garlicky pickles, potato salad, and apple muffins with chopped walnuts.

He’d finished eating first and was lounging on his back, elbows bent, hands locked together behind his head. He squinted in the bright light as he gazed sleepily at a flock of Canada geese flying high above in a V-formation.

She sat quietly, watching, waiting for the poison to take effect.

Buy THRESHOLD OF DECEIT at:

Amazon

About Carol Pouliot

Email: carolpouliotwriter@gmail.com
Website: http://www.carolpouliot.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001048955645
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/cpouliot13/

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Book Signing: Baldwinsville, NY 10/19/19 12-3PM EST


If you're a reader living in the Central NY area, you're not going to want to miss this! For the fourth year in a row, Baldwinsville Public Library in Baldwinsville, NY is proud to present its Annual Author Meet & Greet. This group signing of local authors has grown each year. We now have almost two dozen authors signing in a variety of genres, so you're sure to find something for yourself or the book lover in your life.

OUR AUTHORS:

Doreen Alsen - Romantic Comedy
Jon Anderson - History
Patricia Antone - Romantic Suspense, Contemporary Romance
David Aro - Children's Books
Sandra Athans - Children's Books
Ronald Bagliere - Literary Fiction
Cynthia Cotten - Children's Books
Diane Culver - Mystery Romance, Contemporary Romance
Nicholas T. Davis - Science Fiction, Fantasy, Children's Books
Lindsay DeRollo - Children's Books
Susan Derych Rubin - Children's Books
Regina Edwards-Drumm - Romantic Suspense
Nicki Greenwood - New Adult, Romance, Women's Fiction
Erin Kelly - New Adult, Urban Fantasy, Supernatural Speculative Fiction
Mylisa Larsen - Children's Books
Cory Leonardo - Children's Books
Frank Martorana - Mystery
Paul Mitura - Military Non-Fiction
Carol Pouliot - Mystery
Kate Woodle - Children's Books

Purchase a book with a personalized autograph from the author, or visit us for prizes and freebies throughout the afternoon. Listen as our author panel gives its unique perspective on the writing life, and ask those questions you always wanted to ask a writer!

Click here for more information!