Two New Historical Fiction Novels by Author Friends

March 20, 2024 Nicole Evelina 0

Two of my dear writer friends, Donna Russo (who is also my agent-sister) and Stephanie Dray, have new novels coming out soon. I’m thrilled to share them with you.  Donna’s latest novel, VINCENT’S WOMEN, is a work unlike any other written with Vincent van Gogh at its heart. It is the only novel to bring […]

Reflections on 2023/Goals for 2024

January 2, 2024 Nicole Evelina 0

Happy New Year everyone! I’ve been without internet for the past week as we packed up the last of my things in St. Louis and moved them back to South Bend so this is a little later (and longer) than originally planned. We got back last night in time to rest a little, have pizza […]

Happy Mercy Day!

September 24, 2023 Nicole Evelina 0

Today is Mercy Day, the 196th anniversary of the opening of the first House of Mercy in Dublin, Ireland. On September 24, 1827, Catherine McAuley, Anna Maria Doyle and Catherine Byrn—all lay women—officially opened their sanctuary for poor women and children, against the wishes of  Catholic Church and wealthy and influential Dubliners. These groups objected […]

I’m a Calendar Girl – For Charity!

January 13, 2023 Nicole Evelina 0

I’m happy to report Fierce Females in Television: A Cultural History is done and in to my editor. Now I finally have time to tell you about a special project I’ve been involved with for the last few months. I’ve been working with Ky Bragdon and a team of amazing people to create and market […]

2023 Goals and Word of the Year: Health

January 1, 2023 Nicole Evelina 0

In 2021 I told myself I would work like a maniac for two years (2021 included) in order to build my career. I’ve done that in spades and I’m not going to lie, I’m exhausted. I can’t keep going the way I am and hope to live to write all the books I want to. […]

2022 Wrap Up

December 31, 2022 Nicole Evelina 0

I’m poking my head out of the writing cave (“Fierce Females in Television: A Cultural History” is due January 6) long enough to do quick review of 2022 and ponder what may be to come in 2023. Do I really have time to do this? No–the book is going slowly and while there is no […]

New Book Announcement!

August 15, 2022 Nicole Evelina 0

I’ve been wanting to tell you guys about this since we signed the contract about a month ago, but there were reasons why I couldn’t. Remember my short story, Consequences? Well…Chalice Media Group has picked it up as a full novel! It will be published June 14, 2023, which is–coincidently (or not, I don’t believe […]

Updates on 2022/2023 Publications and Other Things

March 15, 2022 Nicole Evelina 0

When I started this blog, my intent was to trace the publication process of books and my experience as an author. I think I’ve accomplished that on the self-pub side, so now as my first traditionally published books head to press, I want to bring you along on that journey as well. Here’s what is […]

2022 Goals and Word of the Year: Enticing

January 3, 2022 Nicole Evelina 0

2021 was my busiest year yet on purpose, but I also discovered my limits. That’s why I want 2022 to be all about me–not in a selfish way, but in a self-care, finding balance kind of way. I really believe that we design our own lives and therefore I want to design a life I […]

Year in Review: 2021

January 2, 2022 Nicole Evelina 0

Happy 2022 everyone! Sorry I’ve been so quiet, but I’ve been on two book deadlines. One was early in December for the League of Women Voters book and the other was yesterday for the Sex and the City (SATC) book. I stayed awake for 36 straight hours finishing it, but I finally got it turned […]