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Winter Wonderland Giveaway!

  Hello My Awesome Readers,   The Night Owl Romance Winter Wonderland online reader scavenger hunt ($500+ in Prizes) event is here! Enter between Dec 5th and the 19th.   I’ve teamed up with Night Owl Romance and other authors

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Reviews – where do authors get them?

Reviews for your book By Christy Nicholas   So, you’ve written your first draft. You’ve bled, sweated, and cried to get it professionally edited, published it (either with a publisher or on your own), and now it’s out there like

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Contest! Win Amazon Gift Cards and more!

I’m part of a great giveaway! Enter and sign up to follow a bunch of authors on BookBub, and be entered to win Amazon Gift Cards! CLICK HERE!  

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Past Storm and Fire is a Discovered Diamond!

The lovely folks at Discovering Diamonds have posted a review of Past Storm and Fire.  Here’s an excerpt. Please visit their site for the entire review!   How often do we find that it takes a crisis or a disaster

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Dialogue vs. Narrative vs. Action in Writing Novels

  Dialogue vs. Narrative vs. Action   Definitions: Dialogue: The words exchanged by characters in a conversation. Narrative: a report of related events presented to readers. Action: a description of the physical occurrences in a story.   A well-balanced story

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Past Storm and Fire is on audiobook!

  Past Storm and Fire is now available as an audiobook! Audible Audiobooks.com Scribd GooglePlay Kobo Nook Chirpbooks To find it in your library, request it through Overdrive: Overdrive

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InD’Tale Magazine gives Time Tourist Outfitters, Ltd. 4.5 stars!

Check out InD’Tale’s October 2019 edition here! Get your copy of Time Tourist Outfitters, Ltd. today – only 99 cents this week! Retired First Nations Temporal Agent Wilda Firestone just wants to run her Toronto shop: garb Time Tourists and

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Posted in History, Travel, Writing

DragonCon 2019!

DragonCon 2019 is just around the corner. As always, I’m in the Art Show, which is located on the level below the lobby in the Hyatt.   Come find my booth (a whole 8X10 booth this year!) in B12 (Bingo!).

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Posted in Art, Jewelry

Scavenger Hunt with Prizes!

Hello My Awesome Readers,   The Night Owl Romance Cupcakes & Books online reader scavenger hunt event is here! Enter between Aug 8th and the 22nd.   $700+ in Prizes & Over 100 Winners   Ready to Win? I’ve teamed

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Time Tourist Outfitters, Ltd. is Released!

Time Tourist Outfitters, Ltd., a time travel adventure, is now RELEASED! The novel is available on all major outlets as well as print. Audiobook is being recorded now. Get your copy for 99 cents now! It will go up to

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Posted in History, Writing

Writing updates!

Updates!   Time Tourist Outfitters, Ltd. is getting closer to publication! Cover is done, but I still need to complete the wrap around and start the formatting fun.   Past Storm and Fire – Almost done recording for audiobook! I

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Bluebells will be in On Loss Anthology

I’m happy to announce that my short story, Bluebells, will be included in the On Loss Anthology, due out on June 27, 2019!   This is my first short story sold, so I’m very excited!   Click here to learn

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Past Storm and Fire is now released!

Past Storm and Fire Past Storm and Fire, a timeslip romance taking place in both modern Miami and medieval Iceland, is now RELEASED!!  It will be available both on Kindle and in Print (presuming I can get my proof done

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Posted in History, Travel, Writing

Age of Saints is on Pre-Order!

Age of Saints, Book #7 of The Druid’s Brooch Series, is now on pre-order! . Release date is March 6, 2019 . NOTE: This book will ONLY be available via Kindle Unlimited for the first 90 days after release. After

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55 places you can download tens of thousands books, plays and other literary texts completely legally for free

via 55 places you can download tens of thousands books, plays and other literary texts completely legally for free   In an increasingly digital world, literature is evolving. Sales of e-readers continue to rise, yet the cost of digital books

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Read me, I’m Scottish Sale! Jan 25-27, 2019

The lovely folks at Tirgearr Publishing are having a sale in honor of Robert Burns Day, January 25th!   For that day (and the two following days), several Scotland-related titles will be on sale, including my own Scotland guide. for just $2.99, down

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Posted in Travel

Misfortune of Time is a finalist!

Come check out the 16 different categories of the TCK Readers Choice Awards! Misfortune of Time is on page 14, in the historical fiction section. I need votes! Only one vote per IP address will be accepted. Categories are arranged

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Winners of the Critters Writers Poll!

The tallies are final in the Critters Writers Poll!   Misfortune of Vision came in Second Place in the Magical Realism Novels! Misfortune of Song came in Eleventh Place in the Romance Novels! Misfortune of Time came in Fourth Place

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21st Annual Critters Readers’ Poll

I published three novels in 2018, all part of The Druid’s Brooch Series. All three are on the 21st Annual Critters Readers’ Poll!   I’d LOVE if you could go and vote for each them. You do need to enter

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The Querying Process

The Querying Process (with thanks to Joe Crance and Mattea Orr)   The following discussion is for querying for fiction/poetry works. Non-fiction queries follow a slightly different process.   Terms:   Let’s start with some terms so we have a

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