Reviews and Buzz

PQ-Stamp-of-Approval2The Cage-maker is a Pulpwood Queens Book Club bonus pick for January 2018!


An interview with Nicole about the writing of The Cage-maker was featured in the Fall 2017 issue of Shrimp, Collards & Grits Magazine.


“In her seventh novel, The Cage Maker, Nicole Seitz has crafted one of the most original and fascinating stories I’ve read in ages. With elaborate settings, mysterious characters, impressive illustrations, and tons of suspense, Seitz has delivered a captivating timeslip novel that escapes the confines of genre and enters that sacred space of darn-good storytelling.”
~ Julie Cantrell, New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling novelist of The Feathered Bone

“Moving fluidly between both literary forms and time periods, and in prose as gauzy and beautiful as its illustrations, Nicole Seitz’s The Cage-maker is, like the birdcage at the novel’s heart, something both timeless and completely new. This gorgeous and deeply moving novel is part tomorrow’s blog post, part Balzac, reborn in the deep South.”
~Mark Powell, author of Small Treasons and The Sheltering

“Nicole Seitz’s The Cage-Maker, takes us on an always riveting journey through the lives of a family a century ago. Using their letters we begin to understand the complications of both their lives and their times. She has given us a wonderful story, the gift of a worthy tale for sure.”
~ Robert Hicks, author of The Widow of the South and The Orphan Mother

“Gifted with wisdom and driven with the eye of an artist that sees what others miss, Seitz has gifted story addicts everywhere with The Cage-Maker. You’ll have no idea where this multi-layered tale is going but you will not want to miss a word as Seitz takes you through a story that seems pure entertainment from the first page to the last. Until it’s over, and it occurs to you that this author said something powerful about your history, your family, and your people and the story lingers. Well done, Nicole Seitz.”
~ Shellie Rushing Tomlinson, author of Heart Wide Open and Hungry is a Mighty Fine Sauce Cookbook