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Judy Nichols

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Judy Nichols grew up in a Batavia, Ohio, a small town 20 miles east of Cincinnati. Now, along with her husband and daughter, she is lucky enough to live on the coast of North Carolina where she never has to drive in snow and the ocean is ten minutes away.

For no good reason, she decided to write a book while her infant daughter napped. Five years and several viewings of "Toy Story" later, her novel "Caviar Dreams" was finished, a murder mystery based in Cincinnati.

Her daughter is all grown up now, and Judy never stopped writing. Her books include two featuring journalist/single mom Kate Dennison: "Tree Huggers" and "The Reason for the Season" and the Ian Dodge Mystery series, following the cases of a British transplant living in rural North
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Judy Nichols Currently, I am in the process of releasing a follow up to my book Tree Huggers, which picks up seven years later. It's called "The Reason For The Sea…moreCurrently, I am in the process of releasing a follow up to my book Tree Huggers, which picks up seven years later. It's called "The Reason For The Season." Kate, now remarried with a four year old son and pregnant with twins, decides to sing in the joint Christmas cantata with her church and the local gay/lesbian church. After a rehearsal, she witnesses a brutal hate crime when two gay men are beaten severely. Was it a senseless act of violence? Or something more sinister? It should be out very soon, sometime this month.(less)
Judy Nichols Thank you. This whole "Like my Facebook page" thing has gotten way out of hand. Liking a page is not buying a book. And that's the reason I was not at…moreThank you. This whole "Like my Facebook page" thing has gotten way out of hand. Liking a page is not buying a book. And that's the reason I was not at all bummed when the grand total of 50 likes on my author page slipped to 48. I've also gotten away from the "Follow me/Follow you mentality." It took me a year to realize that most of my "followers" don't read a single word of what I tweet. And I'm not the least bit interested in what they're posting, either.(less)
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Sportsman's Bet

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Tree Huggers

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Caviar Dreams

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Trouble And Strife

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The Lost Boys of Neverland

I have just finished watching the four hour HBO documentary "Leaving Neverland" and I have to say that it’s a film that really makes you think about something you’d rather not think about--child sexual abuse and how it happens.

As you most likely know, it consists of James Safechuck and Wade Robson telling their stories of how they were sexually abused as children by mega pop star Michael Jackson a Read more of this blog post »
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Full Service by Scotty Bowers
"I absolutely hated the experience of reading this book. That's surprising, given that 1) I am as far from being a prude as possible and 2) I found the documentary version intriguing enough to pick up this book in the first place. How could it all go " Read more of this review »
Full Service by Scotty Bowers
"I hated this book so much. I was only able to force myself through half of it. I felt like I was reading the trashiest, cattiest tabloid out there, only it was about stars of the 1950's.

Scotty Bowers goes on and on about how awful someone was but th" Read more of this review »
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" I downloaded a sample of this book on my Kindle and that was all I could stand. The description of Scotty's "introduction" to sex made me want to thro ...more "
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I hardly know what to write about this book. On the one hand it's a scandalous summer beach read, packing with filthy juice Hollywood gossip that you may or may not believe. I'm not quite as quick to dispel what Bowers claims, especially" Read more of this review »
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“If you can work anywhere, anytime, then pretty soon you're working everywhere all the time.”
Judy Nichols, Tree Huggers
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“On the freeway of life, Lisa Watson was stuck at the entrance ramp, trapped behind a cautious old lady in a Buick.”
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“My glass is not only half-empty, I'm convinced someone spit in it.”
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“Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.”
Philip K. Dick, I Hope I Shall Arrive Soon

“My glass is not only half-empty, I'm convinced someone spit in it.”
Judy Nichols, Sportsman's Bet

“The gotta, as in: “I think I’ll stay up another fifteen-twenty minutes, honey, I gotta see how this chapter comes out.” Even though the guy who says it spent the day at work thinking about getting laid and knows the odds are good his wife is going to be asleep when he finally gets up to the bedroom. The gotta, as in: “I know I should be starting supper now — he’ll be mad if it’s TV dinners again — but I gotta see how this ends.” I gotta know will she live. I gotta know will he catch the shitheel who killed his father. I gotta know if she finds out her best friend’s screwing her husband. The gotta. Nasty as a hand-job in a sleazy bar, fine as a fuck from the world’s most talented call-girl. Oh boy it was bad and oh boy it was good and oh boy in the end it didn’t matter how rude it was or how crude it was because in the end it was just like the Jacksons said on that record — don’t stop til you get enough.”
Stephen King, Misery

“Anybody who likes writing a book is an idiot. Because it's impossible, it's like having a homework assignment every stinking day until it's done. And by the time you get it in, it's done and you're sitting there reading it, and you realize the 12,000 things you didn't do. I mean, writing isn't fun. It's never been fun. It's momentum, and once you get the momentum going, that's great, but it's a brutal experience in many, many ways. And when you're done, people tell you "Well, gee, I'm not interested." "Great, I'm glad I sat down and wrote this!”
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“I felt a queasy mixture of relief and horror: when you finally stop an itch and realize it’s because you’ve ripped a hole in your skin.”
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Ivonne Rovira Thank you so much for the Friend request. It's great to meet a fan of Vonnegut and Ishiguro.

Cheers, Ivonne


message 6: by Judy

Judy Lynn wrote: "Judy, I wonder if you had read this blog post? I read it and thought of you and what you have said about reviewing. This post has given me a lot of food for thought.

http://writinginflow.blogspot..."


Thanks Lynn, I just read it and commented on it. Personally, I think authors have every right to review books. We love reading books and talking about books just as much as non-writers. And we shouldn't be afraid of hurting an author's feelings. If you're putting your book out there to be read by total strangers, then you need to grow a thick skin.


message 5: by Lynn (last edited Feb 27, 2014 06:29AM)

Lynn Judy, I wonder if you had read this blog post? I read it and thought of you and what you have said about reviewing. This post has given me a lot of food for thought.

http://writinginflow.blogspot.com/2013/09/being-honest-or-career-suicide.html


message 4: by Maria

Maria Hi Judy

I am reading 'Caviar Dreams' at the moment; am about a third of the way through and really enjoying it! Can't wait to find out what happens...




message 3: by Jill

Jill Hi Judy,
Thanks for the add. I will have to read your books. Ah, you are living the dream as a writer living on the beautiful coast of N.C.
Champagne wishes (could not resist),
Jill, NYC


message 2: by Ceci

Ceci Thanks for the add, Judy!! Your novel Caviar Dreams sounds really interesting. I hope to read it soon. :)


message 1: by Daniel (last edited Feb 29, 2008 11:49AM)

Daniel
Hi Judy, I've added Caviar Dreams and your other book Storytimes for Two-year-olds to my to read list.


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