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…
I taped an interview with local, South Shore radio station 95.9 WATD last week. The interview ran last night. For those that missed it, find it below! Kevin Tocci was a great interviewer, and I have another interview with him coming soon for the Whitman Public Access channel.
Any excuse for me to talk. It might take a few minutes to load, videos are hard ya’ll!
It’s been hard. I’m not going to lie. I miss bookstores, library events, and craft fairs. But I get it. Time to stay safe.
In our new world, authors had to adjust on the fly and learn new ways to promote their books. Zoom has been a god send, and I have done several interviews since we have been in semi-lockdown. I did a super fun event with the Langley-Adams library a few weeks ago, and loved hearing from people who haven’t had a chance to read the book yet ask questions!
Thankfully, my publisher has been AMAZING at promoting their authors. For the summer, they have offered discounts on the books, free promotions, and launched an “author of the week” program. I did a reading and a great interview with Elgon Williams.
This past week I sent out a bunch of emails to local cable access stations to see if they had any time for interviews. The Whitman station got back to me quickly, and the producer was actually someone I had met when filming with the Abington High School. We had a fantastic interview, which I will post when it’s available. Also, he works at 95.9 WATD which is the local South Shore radio station. We taped another interview that will air on Monday Aug 3 at 730pm (Don’t worry, there is no Red Sox game that night).
I will hopefully be scheduling time with the Holbrook and Milton stations as well. And you know me, I love to chitty chat about my book as much as possible.
Another fun event is the Cozy Ink Summer Conference scheduled for tomorrow. Leah Bailey has compiled a bunch of cozy authors and their tips and tricks for writing mysteries. If you want to register, go to cozyink.com for the link! Did I mention it was FREE? Cause it’s free.
As always, stay safe, stay masked, and virtual hugs to you all!
Last year, I attended the NELA conference in Connecticut with the Sisters in Crime NE and met so many great local librarians!
One connection was Sue Nakanishi who is one of the librarians up in Groveland, MA. She used one of my books as door prizes for her mystery book group, and has been so awesome as a resource!
Groveland is North of Boston, and at the beginning of this year, we had discussed trying to schedule some sort of event at the library. And then….BAM. Pandemic! (Wear your mask people!).
All events are now remote/zoom/facebook rooms/skype/etc. This is perfect for me who now can do all of her book talks from the comfort of their home. Sue reached out to me again with the option of doing a zoom book chat next week.
Of course! This is my jam!
So, I have a new event for 2020!
To join, make sure to register at the following link so you get the zoom information. It’s FREE! (And you’ll get a sneak peak of book two).