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Hometown:
Wilmington NC
About Me:
I'm a writer, a soccer mom, a big fan of border collies, mystery/thriller books, and movies of all kinds.

My latest book "Tree Huggers" is out now, available on Amazon even as we speak. It's a mystery about a reporter's investigation into an double murder/arson and the militant environmental group accused of setting the fire.

I went to college. More than once in fact. I've also earned two awards--The Ohio Chapter of The Nature Conservancy Volunteer Appreciation Award and Adia's Temp Of The Month Award. Nothing to do with writing, but I'm still proud of them.

I live in Wilmington, NC with my British husband Nigel and our lovely daughter Aly.
I Am A:
Writer
Website:
http://www.judy5cents.com
Books And Authors I Like:
Scott Turow, Harlan Coben, Jonathan Kellerman, JA Jance, Katie Munger, William Bernhardt, Ann Tyler (not mystery but I love how she can write about nothing and make it sound fascinating)
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
Law and Order, Homicide: Life On The Street, CSI, Criminal Minds,House, Bones.

Judy Nichols's Blog

I've Got A Book Out, You've Got A Book Out, Big Stinkin' Deal

Sometimes I think authors (myself included) can be pretty dense when it comes to marketing, at least in our efforts on social networking websites. It seems like whenever I get a friend request on myspace it's from another writer. When I get a comment, it's from a writer talking up his or her latest release. On Goodreads, when I get a book recommendation, more often than not, it was sent by the book's author.



I've never bought any of their books. I've never even gone to the library… Continue

Posted on June 4, 2008 at 5:12am

I've Got A Book Out, You've Got A Book Out, Big Stinkin' Deal

Sometimes I think authors (myself included) can be pretty dense when it comes to marketing, at least in our efforts on social networking websites. It seems like whenever I get a friend request on myspace it's from another writer. When I get a comment, it's from a writer talking up his or her latest release. On Goodreads, when I get a book recommendation, more often than not, it was sent by the book's author.



I've never bought any of their books. I've never even gone to the library… Continue

Posted on June 4, 2008 at 5:12am — 3 Comments

A Time To Dance And A Time to Mourn

Last Wednesday night, my sister Amy and I were among the many die hard Bruce Springsteen fans who came out for his Orando concert after he'd cancelled the originally scheduled one for Saturday, April 19th.



For us, going to the concert started out as a fun thing to do, and somehow became a quest--a way to reconnect with our lost youth since we went to see The Boss back in the 1980s when we were a whole lot younger than we are now. It was a way to honor Amy's late husband Ron, also a… Continue

Posted on April 30, 2008 at 3:32am

Postcard Mania

Have you ever bought anything simply because someone sent you a postcard?



Hardly a day goes buy that I don’t get some kind of promotional postcard in the mail, offering me everything from pizza to carpet cleaning to the services of a competent, experienced realtor. These cards go directly to the recycling bin, destined for the Mixed Paper section of the local recycling station.



But they must work, otherwise people wouldn’t send them to me.



Postcards are a… Continue

Posted on March 29, 2008 at 1:27am

But It Still Resonates....

Anyone been following the Margaret Seltzer story? The woman who grew up in in Sherman Oaks CA, graduated from a private high school, and managed to pass herself off an LA gang member? Her publisher is shocked, shocked to discover she made it all up. Apparently all they know about gang life in Los Angeles is what they've read in the New York Times and seen in HBO documentaries.



Of course, authors of memoirs have always been allowed to play fast and loose with the truth. Mostly… Continue

Posted on March 12, 2008 at 1:35am

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At 2:10am on July 20, 2009, Preetham Grandhi said…
Hi Judy, I want to introduce you to my debut novel "A Circle of souls" which is a murder, mystery, psychological thriller and a tale of justice and hope. Do visit www.acircleofsouls.com to read more about the book. Make sure you sign up to win an autographed copy of the book. You can also read more reviews by clicking on the More Reviews button at the website. Thanks for your time in advance.

Best regards

Preetham Grandhi

Early Endorsements for “A Circle of Souls”

Linda Fairstein, NYT Bestselling Author: "A fascinating debut - this novel takes the reader to the darkest places in the human soul, from a writer with the authenticity to lead us there. A stunning thriller and an important read."

Judge Judy Sheindlin, star of the Judge Judy Show: "The seminal work of this fine author kept me glued to my chair until the adventure was over and the mystery solved. A great read!"

Book Synopsis:

The sleepy town of Newbury, Connecticut, is shocked when a little girl is found brutally murdered. The town s top detective, perplexed by a complete lack of leads, calls in FBI agent Leia Bines, an expert in cases involving children.

Meanwhile, Dr. Peter Gram, a psychiatrist at Newbury s hospital, searches desperately for the cause of seven-year-old Naya Hastings devastating nightmares. Afraid that she might hurt herself in the midst of a torturous episode, Naya s parents have turned to the bright young doctor as their only hope.

The situations confronting Leia and Peter converge when Naya begins drawing chilling images of murder after being bombarded by the disturbing images in her dreams. Amazingly, her sketches are the only clues to the crime that has panicked Newbury residents. Against her better judgment, Leia explores the clues in Naya s crude drawings, only to set off an alarming chain of events.
In this stunning psychological thriller, innocence gives way to evil, and trust lies forgotten in a web of deceit, fear, and murder.
At 2:24pm on June 8, 2009, William McCloskey said…
Are you still blogging, as noted in NYTimes?
At 1:50am on September 2, 2008, L.J. Sellers said…
Hi Judy
I enjoyed your blog posts. Good luck with your novel.
Lj
At 8:05am on February 29, 2008, Judy Nichols said…
I just hope Nigel still has family left in England by the time we get there. They're all dropping like flies.
At 6:55am on February 29, 2008, Betty Gordon said…
Judy, I hope you get to England one of these days. How wonderful it would be to be with someone from there even though there would be changes. Nothing as constant as change, is there?

When in London, I felt as though I had been there before--perhaps in another life?

Betty
At 12:13am on February 27, 2008, Betty Gordon said…
Judy, thanks for adding me to your friends. You said your husband is British--I was in England about seven years ago and absolutely loved it. My husband and I didn't know what to expect from the weather in October, but it was lovely and only rained once. Anyway, your new book sounds intriguing and I look forward to reading it.

I just finished a successful booksigning in a very small bookstore. You never know what will work, do you??

Thanks again, Betty Gordon
At 10:04am on February 11, 2008, Mark Stevens said…
Your book sounds good....some environmental themes. Antler Dust deals with animal rights activists in the mountains of Colorado. Great reviews and it's fairly cheap now (used) on Amazon. Just looking for readers. Cheers, Mark
 
 
 

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