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~ December 2007 ~

The Spirit of Sweetgrass Makes Book Movement Bestseller List
For the week of December 30, 2007, The Spirit of Sweetgrass by Nicole Seitz ranked #39 in the 100 top book club selections on BookMovement.com, a web site for book clubs. Click here to view the Dec.30 list (PDF).

The Spirit of Sweetgrass on 2007 Gospel Fiction Top 10 List
Click here to view the entire list.

Enter to win The Spirit of Sweetgrass for your book club at Bookmovement.com
The Spirit of Sweetgrass is one of five books in the December 15 newsletter from Bookmovement.com, a website for book clubs. Enter to win before January 15!
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~ November 2007 ~

Southern Authors Featured on Media Bistro
A photo of authors Karin Gillespie, River Jordan, Denise Hildreth, J.L. Miles and Nicole Seitz was featured on Media Bistro on November 8, 2007. View post.

Minister believes in following her passion: Q&A with Angela Harris
The Spirit of Sweetgrass was listed in a November 3 article on a Memphis website as one of two books read by pastor Angela Harris. The other book mentioned was The Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations. Click here to read the interview.

~ October 2007 ~

Books-a-Million Grand Opening in Bristol, VA
Nicole Seitz and fellow Thomas Nelson author, Denise Hildreth, participated in grand opening events for the new Books-a-Million store in Bristol, VA on October 27, 2007. View article.

Book Donated for Silent Auction by Books-a-Million
The Spirit of Sweetgrass by Nicole Seitz is one of nine books donated by Books-a-Million for a silent auction to benefit EJF (Equal Justice Foundation), a student-run organization at Georgetown Law School whose mission is to fund Georgetown students working in unpaid public interest positions for the summer. Other books donated include Even Now by Karen Kingsbury and When the Heart Cries by Cindy Woodsmall. Visit the EJF web site.

Painting Sold in Auction for Operation Home
A painting by Nicole Seitz, "Casting a Net", was sold in a silent auction along with a signed copy of The Spirit of Sweetgrass at the Operation Home Gala held at Red Drum gastopub. For more on Operation Home, visit the organization's web site.

Charleston City Paper Article
In advance of Sunday's discussion at the Charleston County Library, Nicole Seitz, Beth Webb Hart and Denise Hildreth were featured in an October 17th article of the Charleston City Paper, "Authors Discuss Spirituality in Writing". Click here to read.

Feature Story in The Romance Readers Connection
Nicole Seitz was interviewed along with authors Joanna Goodman and Neta Jackson for the October feature story "Let's Talk Christian Fiction" of The Romance Readers Connection. Read article.

~ August 2007 ~

Seitz Signs Four-Book Deal
Nicole Seitz has signed on for four more books with Thomas Nelson, the sixth largest trade publisher and the largest Christian publisher in the US.

~ July 2007 ~

Summer Reading in Texas
The Spirit of Sweetgrass by Nicole Seitz is on the recommended summer reading list for Holy Comforter Episcopal Church in Spring, Texas. Other Thomas Nelson novels on the list include The Martyr’s Song by Ted Dekker and Germ by Robert Liparulo. Click here to view the entire list. Happy reading!

Interview at Creative Day Cafe
On July 2, Angela Fox of the Creative Day Cafe Blog interviewed Nicole about creativity. Visit the post here.

~ June 2007 ~

Christian Fiction "The Spirit of Summer Read-In" to Feature The Spirit of Sweetgrass
Thursday, June 21 - July 28 2007
This event will include:

  • Author, Nicole Seitz Interview
  • Read-In of The Spirit of Sweetgrass
  • Book Giveaway
  • Web Conference with Nicole and mystery authors on Writing in The Spirit
  • Short Story Contest News
  • Launching the Christian Fiction Prayer Cell

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Author had lots of island inspiration
David lauderdale of The Island Packet published his June 18, 2007 "Sea Foam" column about Nicole Seitz and her inspiration growing up on Hilton Head Island. Click here to read the article.

Local Bestseller in Wilmington, NC
The Spirit of Sweetgrass was the #7 bestseller at Pomegranate Books in Wilmington, NC for the week of June 4, 2007. Other books on the list included If You Lived Here by Dana Sachs, Being Dead is No Excuse by Gayden Metcalfe, Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen, and Terrorist by John Updike. Click here to view the current list of bestsellers.

Summer Getaway Deal at Barnes and Noble
The Spirit of Sweetgrass is listed on bn.com as part of Barnes and Noble's Summer Getaway deals for Religious fiction. For a limited time only, buy two books on the list and get a third for free! Click here to view the list.

The Spirit of Sweetgrass Hits Technorati's Popular Books List
On June 3, 2007 and June 4, 2007, The Spirit of Sweetgrass was #6 on technorati.com's popular books list. Many thanks to the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance! Click here to view current list.

~ May 2007 ~

Painting Featured on Church Program
First Presbyterian Church in Oakland, California featured Seitz' painting, "Wade in the Water II", on its May 20, 2007 program cover. Click here to view the painting.

Painting and book sold at auction for Meals on Wheels
A painting by Nicole Seitz, "Dandelion Breeze", was sold in a silent auction at the Meals on Wheels gala along with a signed copy of The Spirit of Sweetgrass and a sweetgrass basket made locally. Visit the Meals on Wheels web site to learn more about the organization.

~ April 2007 ~

Seitz is One of CRBJ's Forty Under 40
Nicole Seitz is one of 40 people chosen to receive The Charleston Regional Business Journal's Forty Under 40 award. "The Forty Under 40 awards recognize men and women under the age of 40 who balance bottom line results with a desire to participate in community, capturing the spirit of volunteerism as well as the dynamism of Charleston's business community."--CRBJ

The award recipients will be recognized at a May 17, 2007 event at Lowndes Grove Plantation. Tickets may be purchased online at www.charlestonbusiness.com. Click here to view Nicole in the CRBJ article.
View Photos from the event!

Feature Article in The Post and Courier:
Author weaves tale of sweetgrass basketmakers

The Spirit of Sweetgrass was featured in The Post and Courier's "Your Lowcountry" section for East Cooper on April 12, 2007. The article by reporter Jill Coley describes Nicole's inspiration for the book and touches on the issues within. Click here to view the article.

Radio Interview
Click here to listen in as Nicole Seitz speaks with Ric Cochran of V100-FM in Charleston, WV again on Tuesday, April 10, 2007 at 5:40 PM. Just click on the button in the top right corner that says "Listen Live."

~ March 2007 ~

Radio READ-ALONG-WITH-RIC
This month, Ric Cochran of V100-FM in Charleston, West Virginia, is reading The Spirit of Sweetgrass and invites his radio listeners to read along and share comments! Click here to listen to the interview with Nicole Seitz that aired on March 13, 2007. You'll also hear a postscript by Ric about his thoughts on the book. Thank you, Ric! Click here to visit Ric's website.

Online Book Club Selection
The Spirit of Sweetgrass will be an Good News online book club selection for dearreader.com the week of June 4, 2007! Click here to join the Good News Book Club.

Books-A-Million FaithPoint Book Club Selection
The Spirit of Sweetgrass is a Books-A-Million FaithPoint Book Club Selection for May! Click here to visit the FaithPoint Book Club. Check your local Books-a-Million store for The Spirit of Sweetgrass discussion dates and times.

Television Guest Appearance
Nicole Seitz and The Spirit of Sweetgrass was featured on the News at Noon on Live 5 News (WCSC) in Charleston, SC on March 6, 2007. Click here to watch the clip.

~ February 2007 ~

Novel Journey Interview
Nicole Seitz was featured in a two part interview beginning on February 19. Click here to read the interview.

Spotlight on Nicole Seitz and The Spirit of Sweetgrass
Nicole was featured on Tiffany Amber Miller's blog on Valentine's Day. Click here to read the interview.

Nicole Seitz Featured on The Motivated Writer
Click here to read the interview.

Author Interview on Christianbook.com
Click here for an interview with Nicole Seitz on Christianbook.com.

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The Spirit of Sweetgrass Trouble the Water, coming February 2008!