I love cooler weather, leaves changing, and all that good stuff. Suprisngly, I’m not a PSL fan.
I had such a good summer selling books with my friends in NH at A Freethinker’s Corner in Dover, NH (they have several signed copies on their shevles if you’re in the area), at the Weymouth Farmer’s Market, and various craft fairs. It’s my new favorite!
I also was honored to guest host the Morning Show with Rob Hakala on 95.9 WATD on August 12. I loved it so much. All the traffic reports I could want! It was a dream!
Next up on the agenda is the Abington Music Parents Craft Fair on Sept 19 at the high school. Come down if you’re still waiting to pick up the book!
I got updates that book two is currently with my fabulous editor, and I’m hoping to get that out to you all later in the Fall….hopefully in time for the World Series (c’mon Red Sox!).
I’ve also joined Tik Tok to be like the cool kids. I don’t post a ton, but I do watch a lot of them. Come follow me @NicoleAsselin38.
Even though the ‘rona has not fully left us yet, more events are starting back up and I’m trying to get out there. Masked, of course, and fully vaxxed.
Two weeks ago was a lovely craft fair where I sold out of books! I mean, how cool is that! So I ordered a whole bunch more (I will never run out again *shakes fist*). And hopefully I’ll be able to sell more when book two comes out….any time now. My cover should be next in the pipeline, so make sure you’re subscribed to my newsletter to get a first look!
This past weekend was the Malice Domestic virtual More than Malice conference. I participated in an Author Speed Dating panel which was so darn fun. I added some books to my shopping list, and will be following a lot of these authors.
Here is a taste:
August is shaping up to be a busy one too. August 10 I will be at a Freethinkers Corner in Dover, NH for their 3 year anniversary. I hope to see my friends/family from the north at that event too! August 12 I will be co-hosting the morning show with Rob Hakala on WATD 95.9. I was a guest a while ago, so I thought I would attempt a little longer discussion. Plus, he’s a fellow Curry College grad, so it should be fun. Stay tuned!
So, it’s for book one. BUT, it was fun to attempt and get ready for another one for book two. Coming soon!
And, you can now order signed books through the link above. If you already bought a copy, but don’t have it signed, email me/reach out with your address and what you’d like it to say and I can send out a special baseball themed book plate!
I love doing interviews. I love talking about my book.
So, one day I saw a fellow author on Facebook post about the show “Good Day PA” and a segment they did. Well, as a former resident of Mechanicsburg, PA, I knew I had to get in on that show! I spoke with Amy Kehm last week, and today the segment aired.
The best part?
The first segment of the show was about the potato donuts from the Farm Show in Harrisburg. For those that grew up in that area, the Farm Show is big doings in central PA. I would go for the donuts, and the delicious milkshakes. Oh, and the butter sculpture. Like I said, big doings.
It was a short (but fun) interview. I wish I could’ve spoken about my love of the Harrisburg Senators on City Island. That was the place to hang out back in my day. Not only did it have minor league baseball, they had a little marketplace, little train, and mini golf. I think I even went on a romantic date at City Island during high school. Oh the memories.
Last year was my 20th HS reunion. Unfortunately, due to the ‘rona, we weren’t able to get together. I hadn’t been able to make any of the reunions before, and last year was the big one! Plus, I was going to try and hit up some of the bookshops in PA while around. Hopefully, once that vaccine roll-out happens I can head down there for a weekend (hit the Hershey spa), see some old HS buddies, and promote my second book as well!
Can you believe it? It’s been a full year since my book was introduced to the world. There are still times I can’t believe that I have an actual published book in the world. Its been a bit different since the pandemic hit in February, but before we got shut down for our health, my book took me to some amazing places. Here are some great memories of the past year.
From my first event at the Abington Public Library in October, to the Toadstool Bookshop in Nashua, NH…I have had the best experience with this book. I’m hoping 2021 will provide me with more opportunities to travel with my book babies including down to Mechanicsburg PA (my old stomping grounds).
Book two, Concession Stand Crimes is scheduled for release early next year *fingers crossed*. So, if you have any great bookstores you would like to me reach out to and visit (or even virtual visit) in the next year, let me know!
As always….you can order book one from the ‘zon, but if you would like to support your local Indie bookstore, go through bookshop.org to order! (Or take a social distanced, masked visit to your local indie and ask them to order!)
If you have bought/read/borrowed the book this past year, THANK YOU SO MUCH! I don’t know if people tell this to readers that often, but you have literally made my dreams come true. I would not be writing this blog, writing more books, or having such a great time without you. You the real MVPs!
Hi, y’all! I’m Belle, and I’m the organizer for this blog tour. I’m so excited to be introducing you to Murder at First Pitch by Nicole Asselin, and I hope y’all are just as excited. This book is a cozy mystery that will enrapture you from the first pages, and it’ll definitely be one to remember. I had a great time interviewing Nicole, and I hope you enjoy seeing all of her answers to my questions.
Make sure you follow all of our amazing and wonderful tour hosts and don’t miss out on a tour stop! The schedule is available below, for those interested in checking it out.
Murder at First Pitch (Ballpark Mysteries #1) by Nicole Asselin
Published by Pandamoon Publishing
Released on September 4th, 2019
ADULT FICTION—Mystery > Cozy Mystery
32-year-old Madeline Boucher’s Grandfather instilled a love in the Boston Red Sox into her from an early age…
Murder at First Pitch
by Nicole Asselin
Published by Pandamoon Publishing
Released on September 4th, 2019
32-year-old Madeline Boucher’s Grandfather instilled a love in the Boston Red Sox into her from an early age and increased that love by purchasing a local Independent League Baseball team, the Abington Armadillos.
After losing her corporate job in Boston, Madeline realizes her best option is to join the family baseball business. As the new “Social Media Director” for the team, Madeline attends her first business function and witnesses an argument between her brother Ben, and a strange man.
A few days later when walking the ballpark during her early morning hours, she finds the body of a man beaten to death with a baseball bat in the Visitor’s Dugout. It was the man her brother was arguing with at the party. Madeline is concerned that her brother would be considered a…