Nicole Seitz 

Nicole Seitz is a South Carolina Lowcountry native and a freelance writer/illustrator published in South Carolina Magazine, Charleston Magazine, House Calls, The Island Packet, and the Bluffton Packet. A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Journalism, she also has a bachelors degree in illustration from Savannah College of Art & Design. Nicole is an exhibiting artist in the Charleston, South Carolina area where she owns a web design firm and live with her husband and two small children. Author website: www.nicoleseitz.com
Author blog: Occasional Murmurings

The Spirit of Sweetgrass (Mar 2007), Nicole's debut novel, was selected as the May 2007 FaithPoint Book-of-the-Month for Books-a-Million. Her second novel, Trouble the Water (Mar 2008), received a starred review and was chosen as one of the Best Books of 2008 by Library Journal. It was also seen in Southern Living, Sandlapper Magazine, and was an editor's pick in the May 2008 issue of Charleston Magazine. The book went into a second printing within two weeks of it's release date. Her third novel, A Hundred Years of Happiness (Mar 2009), was featured in the January 2009 edition of Charleston Magazine and the July/Aug edition of The VVA Veteran, was a Summer Reading Pick on CBN.com, and was nominated by independent booksellers for the 2009 SIBA Book Award. Her latest novel, Saving Cicadas (Dec 2009), is an Indie Next List Notable pick for January 2010 and was featured in the November 2009 issue of Charleston Magazine.

Nicole received a B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communications from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a B.F.A. in Illustration from Savannah College of Art & Design. Her freelance articles have been in The Island Packet, The Bluffton Packet, and SouthCarolina Magazine. Nicole is also a published illustrator, and her artwork has been exhibited in Charleston-area galleries. Her novels feature her paintings/illustrations on the covers.

Nicole enjoys meeting her readers and often speaks to groups on writing, art and faith. In 2008, she gave the Baccalaureate address for the College of Charleston. An artist at heart, Nicole enjoys painting pictures with words and bringing her characters to life through detail and dialect. She lives in the Charleston, South Carolina, area with her husband, Brian, and their two children, and is currently writing her next novel.

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