Updates: Awards, Sales and 2019 Speaking Events

One of the ads I will be running December 16-26.

A quick update before we start with a series of blog posts on Christmas traditions tomorrow:

Mistress of Legend is a semi-finalist in the Chaucer Awards for historical fiction pre-1700. We will find out the final results in April.

There is another award I know about, but can’t announce yet…

Madame Presidentess got an international BookBub ad for December 21 to celebrate its film option, so it will be on sale all over the world December 17-26 for only $0.99 in ebook. (Don’t forget that it is available in audio and print as well!)

2019 Events
2019 is shaping up to be a busy year. Here is my schedule so far:

Book Signing with Missouri Romance Writers of America
February 9, 7 p.m.
The Novel Neighbor
7905 Big Bend Blvd. 
Webster Groves, MO 63119

Presentation: Victoria Woodhull: Forgotten by History
Monday, March 4, 7 p.m.
Eureka Hills Branch Library
156 Eureka Towne Ctr
Eureka, MO 63025

IBPA Publishing University
April 4-6
Chicago, Illinois

Historical Novel Society Conference
June 20-22
National Harbor, Maryland
Nicole will be presenting three times during the Reader’s Festival on June 22:

  1. 1:15-2:15 p.m. – Dynamic Duos: Husbands and Wives Who Worked Together During the Women’s Suffrage Movement (presenting with Hope Tarr)
  2. Time TBA – THE TIMES THEY ARE A CHANGIN’: Historical Fiction Joins the Protest March (pannel with Glen Craney, Diane McPhail, and Charles Degelman)
  3. Time TBA – GASLAMPS, GHOSTS, AND TROPES: Writing the Neo-Gothic Novel (panel with Kris Waldherr, Leanna Renee Hieber and Hester Fox)

Novelists Inc. Conference
September 25-29
Tradewinds Resort
St. Petersburg, FL

Web Site Update

nicole-evelinaIf you noticed my last four posts seemed odd, I’m not having a stroke; they happened because I’ve gone with a totally new WordPress theme and it required me to make posts out of certain pages before it would put them in the rotating banners on the front page. So I’m sorry for them and thank you for your patience. Hope you like the new look of the site.

I’ve also finally added and FAQ and the extras that go with Madame Presidentess:

  • Deleted scenes (there will be more; these are the three I had on hand)
  • Playlist
  • Pinterest board

I’m not sure how much I’ll be blogging over the holidays, but I will have a very special guest interview on Monday, so be sure to check that out.

Happy belated Thanksgiving to all in the United States and I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season, regardless of what (if anything) you celebrate.

Quick Update

Hi everyone,

I’m finally emerging from research craziness and just wanted to let you know that I’m hoping to get back to a regular posting schedule again. Thanks for your patience. The project I was working on is nearly done (or as done as it can be right now), even though it’s likely going to sit on the back burner for a while. The good news is, I have plenty of Celtic history to share.

One thing I’m learning about this industry is that things change quickly and you have to be willing to change with them, so you may be seeing a lot of shifting of research/books going on around here.

My next book is something I never thought ‘d write – American historical fiction set in the mid-late 1800s. This isn’t really “my thing,” but I found a story that hasn’t been told in fictional format before (at least that I can tell), so I pounced on it. I won’t be able to tell you who the book is about until it’s on submission (hopefully early next year), but I will share time period research as I do it. There are lots of issues involved in this one: slavery, the suffrage movement, spiritualism,  you name it, it’s here. Seriously, if I didn’t know this person’s life really happened, I wouldn’t believe it. It’s that crazy.