The Cage-maker has been nominated for The 2018 Southern Book Prize in the Southern Fiction category. The Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA) member booksellers will vote on the Long List over the next two weeks. Finalists for each category will be announced April 16, 2018. From there, finalists will be sent to a jury of booksellers in each category, who will then choose the winning book for their category. Winners will be announced on July 4, “Independents Day.”
Maybe it was my mother who made me give speeches on stages at Little Miss beauty pageants when I was young, but somehow I developed the gift of gab. I can get to talking and next thing you know, time has surely passed. So speaking to people and groups is a pleasure to me. In the past few weeks I have had the honor to speak in person or over FaceTime or Zoom to the Jackson, Miss Pulpwood Queens book club, the Southwest Louisiana Pulpwood Queens book club, the American Christian Fiction Writers North Georgia chapter, and the Friends of the Calhoun County Library in St. Matthews, SC. Connecting with readers is one of the joys of writing. Please contact me if you’d like to arrange a book club event or other speaking engagement. It would be my honor to discuss The Cage-maker or any of my other books.
Grateful to the Pat Conroy Literary Center and Nevermore Books for a wonderful day! Nicole sat down with writer Bill Thompson in Beaufort, SC over Thanksgiving weekend as part of the PCCL Writers Series and discussed the background behind The Cage-maker and all facets of the writing life. Watch the video here: https://www.facebook.com/patconroyliterarycenter/videos/1723998120973156/
The Charleston Post and Courier featured an article on Nicole by Bill Thompson in the form an interview of five questions about her new book, The Cage-maker. The article is a preview of the conversation that will soon take place a the St. Helena Library in Beaufort, SC on November 25th, when the two sit down for a longer conversation as part of the Pat Conroy Literary Center’s Visiting Writers Series.
Nicole spoke with Erin Kienzle about The Cage-maker on WCIV’s Lowcountry Live this morning. It was short, but sweet! View the video here.
Goodreads Giveaway! Aug. 13-31, enter to win a signed copy of my new novel, The Cage-maker! Good luck!