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Charleston Magazine  November 2009 issue

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Southern Living Magazine May 2008 issue

Charleston Magazine May 2008 issue

Sandlapper Magazine Autumn 2008 issue

The VVA Veteran Magazine




~ December 2009 ~

Saving Cicadas reviewed in CBA Retailers+Resources Magazine
"Fiction author Nicole Seitz has written yet another delectable story...Seitz’s ability to capture emotion and the spirit of things is indeed otherworldly, and her readers will find this latest offering mesmerizing.”. Read the full review here.

Saving Cicadas in Southern Living
The South Carolina People & Places section of the December issue of Southern Living magazine features Saving Cicadas by Nicole Seitz as one of four "favorite picks for readers on your Christmas list." Other novels on the list were Dorothea Benton Frank's Return to Sullivans Island and Karen White's The Girl on Legare Street. Read the full review here.

~ November 2009 ~

New Book and Book Launch/Fundraiser featured in Preview
Charleston Post and Courier featured Saving Cicadas and an author interview in "Preview" Thanksgiving Day, November 26, 2009. Click here to read the interview.

Saving Cicadas an Indie Next List Notable!
Saving Cicadas by Nicole Seitz has been designated as an Indie Next List Notable for January 2010! "The Indie Next List, drawn from bookseller-recommended favorite handsells, epitomizes the heart and soul of passionate bookselling. Independent booksellers are and have always been discoverers of the next big thing, the next great read, the next bestseller, and the next undiscovered gem." - American Booksellers Association

Charleston Magazine features Saving Cicadas
The November 2009 issue of Charleston Magazine features a review of Saving Cicadas by Melissa Bigner. "Resounding kudos to Charleston resident Seitz for penning a tale that spans Carolina towns, explores family ties, wrestles heart-heavy fare from abortion to the afterlife, and toys with magical realism." Read the full review.

Saving Cicadas for Book Clubs, a website that reaches over 20,000 book clubs, is featuring Saving Cicadas for the week of November 15 in its Book Giveaway Newsletter. If you have a book club, visit the website and enter to win copies for your group by December 15! Saving Cicadas has book club discussion questions in the back of the book.

~ October 2009 ~

Note Cards and Art Prints Now Available for Purchase Online
Many of my readers have asked for notecards of my paintings, and I'm pleased to announce that you can purchase sets of my note cards and fine art prints on this web site. Visit the Shop page now.

~ September 2009 ~

A Hundred Years of Happiness Nominated for SIBA Book Award 2009!

~ August 2009 ~

New Series Lets You Dine with Your Favorite Author
Fiction Addiction bookstore owner Jill Hendrix is bringing book lovers and their favorite authors together to share food, fun and fiction. From Sept. 1 through Dec. 7 some of the region's top writers – award-winning novelists, a best-selling science-fiction writer, mystery and children's book authors and more – will get together with fans at downtown Greenville's Lazy Goat to dine, read and chat.

Nicole Seitz will be part of the inaugural season with a luncheon for Saving Cicadas on December 1, 2009. Read the article on GreenvilleOnline.

Do You Know Nicole Seitz?
Charleston's The Post & Courier East Cooper section featured Nicole Seitz in the "Do You Know" column on August 13, 2009. Click here to read the column.

Florida Today Column Features Seitz' Cover Art
A woman wrote in to Doug Lang, Florida Today HELP! columnist, asking about how to procure a the cover painting for The Spirit of Sweetgrass. Read the column here.

~ July 2009 ~

The Perfect Summer Read
Paula Friedrichsen chose A Hundred Years of Happiness as one of her Summer Reading Picks. Says Paula, "A Hundred Years of Happiness is a treasure…a truly lovely book! Rich characters, down to earth dialogue, and a meaningful storyline make it the perfect summer read." Read the full entry on

~ June 2009 ~

Two Authors Coming to Sip and Sign
Authors Patti Callahan Henry and Nicole Seitz will arrive at Burry Bookstore on Tuesday, June 16, at 7 p.m. for a Sip and Sign. Tickets are $5 and will include light refreshments, the opportunity to meet the authors, hear them speak and purchase copies of their books. Tickets are available at Burry’s. For more information about the Sip and Sign, call 332-2511 or visit Burry’s Web site at

~ May 2009 ~

Piccolo Southern Literary Festival stokes 'revival'
Read the article in the May 24 Post & Courier about the upcoming Southern Literary Festival featuring Nicole Seitz, Brett Lott and others.

Author Interview with Jen's Jewels
Columnist Jennifer Vido interviewed Nicole Seitz about her latest novel, A Hundred Year of Happiness, and said of the book, "Beautifully written with an unforeseen ending, this book will leave its imprint on your heart and soul. Without a doubt, it is a must-read novel for May." Click here to read the interview.

~ March 2009 ~

A Quest for Life's Poetry - March 29, 2009 Post & Courier Article
Don't tell Nicole Seitz that the world is bereft of magic. She knows better.

"I think life is poetic. And I think things do happen ironically or out of the blue," says this clear-eyed optimist. "I'm a real woman with an ordinary life who has had some extraordinary things happen to me. Sometimes we get windows, glimpses into things that are much larger than us."

For the Mount Pleasant author, these sweet spots in time often foreshadow a new book. As is the case with her third novel, "A Hundred Years of Happiness" (Thomas Nelson), in which two daughters from disparate worlds search for ways to bring peace to troubled parents. Read more.

Book Review in The Star-News
A Hundred Years of Happiness by Nicole Seitz was reviewed in The Star-News (Wilmington, NC) on March 5, 2009. "...her gifts as a storyteller are undeniable," says book editor Ben Steelman. Read the full review.

Press Release - A Hundred Years of Happiness
March 2009, View release (PDF)

~ February 2009 ~

Nicole Seitz Lucks Out as a Writer and Painter
The Charleston City Paper ran a feature article about the "happy accidents" that have affected Nicole Seitz's career in it's Febrary 4, 2009 edition. Click here to read the article (PDF).

~ January 2009 ~

Blue Bicycle Books Kicks Off Author’s Luncheon Series with Anne Rivers Siddons and Nicole Seitz
(Charleston, SC) Blue Bicycle Books will host an author’s luncheon with Charleston’s Anne Rivers Siddons, New York Times best-selling author of Off Season, Low Country, Peachtree Road and many others. Also speaking is Mount Pleasant novelist Nicole Seitz (The Spirit of Sweetgrass, Trouble the Water), who will sign her latest book A Hundred Years of Happiness.

Lunch and talk will be at Fish Restaurant, 442 King St., followed by a champagne and dessert book signing at the Blue Bike, 420 King. A portion of the proceeds will benefit LILA’s Poets in the Schools at Burke High School. Advance reservations required, tickets are on sale now.

Friday, Feb. 6, 2009, 12 – 2 pm, $35. For tickets please call 843.722.2666.

A Hundred Years of Happiness Featured in Charleston Magazine
The Literary issue of Charleston Magazine (January 2009), featured a review of Nicole Seitz's upcoming novel, A Hundred Years of Happiness, calling it the "riskiest and best work Seitz has offered to date." Click here to view the review.


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