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News Update from Nancy

Posted by Nancy J. Cohen on October 6, 2017

Fall season is in full swing, and so here’s an update on what’s going on. I’ve been busy writing, and that is taking precedence over blogs at this time. I’m up to page 265 in Trimmed to Death and still have more to go, but the finish line is in sight. This title will be #15 in the Bad Hair Day Mysteries. It’s my first draft, which I’ll be ecstatic to finish, but you know that doesn’t mean the work is done. Lots of revisions are ahead, but I want to work on some more backlist titles and another audiobook as well. Conferences and speaking engagements are coming up, not to mention the holidays.

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Online

Friday, Oct. 6, See what hairstylist sleuth Marla Vail has to say about her latest adventures in “A Day in the Life” at Dru’s Book Musings. Leave a comment by Oct. 8 for a chance to win an ebook copy of Haunted Hair Nights.

Friday, Oct. 13, Guest post on “Going Indie” at Author Expressions

In-Person

Saturday, Oct. 7 at 2:00 pm, “The Indie Experience” with Angela Page, Ruth Berge, Elaine Bossik, Joan Cochran, and Nancy J. Cohen as moderator at Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore, 273 NE 2nd Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444. Phone: 561-279-7790.

Monday, Oct. 9 at 9:30 am, Guest Speaker Nancy J. Cohen, Friends of the Library, Helen B. Hoffman Plantation Library, 501 North Fig Tree Lane, Plantation, FL 33317. Phone: 954-797-2140.

Oct. 19 – 22, Workshop Presenter at Florida Writers Association Conference, Altamonte Springs, Hilton Orlando Altamonte Spring, 350 Northlake Blvd., Altamonte Springs, FL 32701. Phone: 407-830-1985. https://floridawriters.net/conferences/florida-writers-conference-2017/

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Upcoming Appearances

Posted by Nancy J. Cohen on September 18, 2017

I have several upcoming author events. If you’re in the area, I hope to see you in person at one of these sites.

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Saturday, Sept. 23, 4:00 pm, Nancy J. Cohen and Alyssa Maxwell will discuss “Character Growth Throughout a Series.” They’ll sign their new releases, Hair Brained by Nancy J. Cohen and Murder at Chateau sur Mer by Alyssa Maxwell. Refreshments will be served. Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore, 273 NE 2nd Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444. Phone: 561-279-7790.

Saturday, Oct. 7, 2:00 pm, “The Indie Experience” panel with Angela Page, Ruth Berge, Elaine Bossik, Joan Cochran, and Nancy J. Cohen as moderator at Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore, 273 NE 2nd Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444. Phone: 561-279-7790.

Monday, Oct. 9, 9:30 am, Guest Speaker Nancy J. Cohen, Friends of the Library, Helen B. Hoffman Plantation Library, 501 North Fig Tree Lane, Plantation, FL 33317. Phone: 954-797-2140.

Oct. 19 – 22, Florida Writers Association Conference, Altamonte Springs, Hilton Orlando Altamonte Spring, 350 Northlake Blvd., Altamonte Springs, FL 32701. Phone: 407-830-1985.

Friday, Oct. 20, 9:10 – 10:10 am, Writing the Cozy Mystery with Nancy J. Cohen (Crystal A–B)
Friday, Oct. 20, 2:00 – 3:00 pm, Dredging Up Your Dark Side (Panel – Royal Palm Ballroom)
Saturday, Oct. 21, 9:15 – 10:15 am, Book Promotion on a Budget with Nancy J. Cohen (Crystal D)

Monday, Oct. 30, 6:00 – 8:00 pm, Day-Before Halloween Party and Booksigning. Costumes optional. Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore, 273 NE 2nd Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444, Phone: 561-279-7790.

Saturday, Nov. 4, 2:00 pm, “Plotting Made Perfect” with Nancy J. Cohen, Nova Southeastern University, Conference Room 4009 Alvin Sherman Library, 3100 Ray Ferrero Jr. Blvd., Davie, Florida 33314, 954-262-5466 ext. 25466. Advance reservations recommended. http://sherman.library.nova.edu/sites/spotlight/event/plotting-made-perfect-with-nancy-j-cohen/

Please follow along on my Blog Tour for guest posts, author interviews, character guest posts, and giveaways. Comments welcome!

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Upcoming Author Events

Posted by Nancy J. Cohen on January 1, 2013

As 2013 is upon us, I hope to see some of you at my upcoming Author Appearances and Book Events. Stop by to introduce yourself, to chat about books, and to share your opinions. In some of these, I’ll be giving a presentation on my romance or mystery novels. Others will be writing workshops. Booksignings will accompany each event. Please come join us!Feb 5 Nancy

January 3, Thursday, 2:00 pm, “Writers LIVE!” with Author Nancy J. Cohen, Greenacres Branch Public Library, 3750 Jog Road, Greenacres, FL 33467, 561-641-9100. Preregister online at www.pbclibrary.org/writerslive or http://www.pbclibrary.org/branch-gb.htm.

January 12, Saturday, 9:00 am, “Social Networking for Writers” with Author Nancy J. Cohen and Contributing Editor Barbara Vey from Publisher’s Weekly, Florida Romance Writers, Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Airport Hotel, 1825 Griffin Road, Dania, FL 33004. Advance reservations required

February 3, Sunday, 2:00 pm, Delray Beach Public Library, “World Building: Create a Sizzling Setting for your Novel” with author Nancy J. Cohen, Delray Beach Public Library, 100 West Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444; 561-266-0798

February 12, Tuesday, 2:00 pm, Florida Author Showcase Coffeehouse , West Regional Library, 8601 Broward Blvd, Plantation, FL 33324, 954-382-5860

March 23, Saturday, “Social Networking for Writers”, Southwest Florida Romance Writers, Fountain Lakes Library, 22201 Fountain Lakes Blvd, Ste. 1, Estero, FL 33928 http://fountainlakesestero.com/

April 17, Wednesday, 6:30 pm, “Marketing Strategies for Authors”, Writers Network of South Florida, Glades Road Branch Library, 20701 95th Avenue South, Boca Raton, FL 33434, 561-482-4554 http://www.pbclibrary.org/branch-gla.htm

April 20, Saturday, 11:30 am, “Promotion Strategies in Today’s Market”, MWA-FL, Doubletree by Hilton (formerly Deerfield Beach Hilton), 100 Fairway Drive, Deerfield Beach, 33441 (at Hillsboro Blvd exit, east of I-95). Advance reservations required.

May 1, Wednesday, Florida Library Association Annual Conference, Hilton Orlando, 6001 Destination Pkwy, Orlando, FL 32819, http://www.flalib.org/conference_2013.php
11:30 am – 12:30 am, “New Possibilities in Publishing” with Authors Sandra Balzo, Nancy J. Cohen, Patrick Kendrick, Ron Farrington Sharp and Elaine Viets. Location: Lake Concord Room

Happy New Year and Hope to see you soon!

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Nancy J. Cohen Blog Tour

Posted by Nancy J. Cohen on September 23, 2012

Please follow me on my blog tour. I have some interesting and unique topics lined up for you. All commenters on these guest posts will be entered into a grand prize drawing for a Warrior Prince T-shirt and magnet and a pdf copy of Warrior Prince.

Sept. 19, Wednesday, Paranormal Wednesday Blog, http://bit.ly/OEndj0 , Author Interview

Sept. 22, Saturday, Novel Natterings, http://www.laverneclark.blogspot.com/, Myth as Inspiration

Sept. 23, Sunday, RomCon Blog, http://bit.ly/Pyon25 , Theme Parks as Setting

Sept. 24, Monday, Coffee Time Romance,http://coffeetimeromance.com/CoffeeThoughts/22041/ ,  Trolls: Good or Bad?

Sept. 27, Thursday, FF&P Blog, http://ffnp.blogspot.com/,  Mixing Magic and Modern Times

Sept 29, Saturday, Killer Hobbies, http://killerhobbies.blogspot.com/, Food for Thought

Oct. 3, Wednesday, Smart Girls Love Sci Fi, http://smartgirlsscifi.wordpress.com, What are Vile Vortices?

Oct. 4, Thursday, My World of Dreams, http://jhthomas.blogspot.com/

Oct. 5, Friday, Long and Short Reviews, Author Profile, http://longandshortarchives.blogspot.com/2012/10/interview-nancy-cohen.html

Oct. 8, Monday, Star Crossed Romance, http://www.star-crossedromance.blogspot.com/,  Myth and Magic

Oct. 11, Thursday, The Galaxy Express, http://www.thegalaxyexpress.net, Author Interview

Oct. 17, Wednesday, The Self-Rescue Princess, http://theselfrescueprincess.wordpress.com/

Oct. 30, Tuesday, Romance Promo Central, http://romancepromocentral.com/, Halloween Spotlight: Monsters in Norse Myths

Please share and tweet these articles to your friends!

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Blog Tour Begins!

Posted by Nancy J. Cohen on September 20, 2012

Congrats to Nora-Adrienne and Lisa Rayns who have won their choice of one of my backlist ebook romance titles in my excerpt commenter drawing. Ladies, please let me know your choice of title and email. Find more info here: http://nancyjcohen.com/books/romance/

My Blog Tour is off to a running start. Here is my schedule. Please follow along, leave a comment, share, and tweet. Check out the original topics for each visit. Some offer special giveaways in addition to a drawing from all commenters at the end.

September 21 RELEASE DAY PARTY!
Spot giveaways of backlist titles and bonus prizes on my Blog or Facebook Page for commenters all day Sept. 21 between 8am and 8pm.

Share and Retweet my posts all weekend and comment on my Blog or Facebook Page, and you’ll be entered into a grand prize drawing for a Warrior Prince T-shirt and magnet and a signed copy of “Wicked” Women Whodunit.

Sept. 19, Wednesday, Paranormal Wednesday Blog, http://bit.ly/OEndj0 , Author Interview

Sept. 21, Friday, The Revolving Book, http://therevolvingbook.com

Sept. 22, Saturday, Novel Natterings, http://www.laverneclark.blogspot.com/, Myth as Inspiration

Sept. 23, Sunday, RomCon Blog, http://romconinc.com/index.php, Theme Parks as Setting

Sept. 24, Monday, Coffee Time Romance, http://coffeetimeromance.com/CoffeeThoughts/, Trolls: Good or Bad?

Sept. 27, Thursday, FF&P Blog, http://ffnp.blogspot.com/, Mixing Magic and Modern Times

Sept 29, Saturday, Killer Hobbies, http://killerhobbies.blogspot.com/, Food for Thought

Oct. 3, Wednesday, Smart Girls Love Sci Fi, http://smartgirlsscifi.wordpress.com, What are Vile Vortices?

Oct. 4, Thursday, My World of Dreams, http://jhthomas.blogspot.com/

Oct. 5, Friday, Long and Short Reviews, Author Profile

http://longandshortarchives.blogspot.com/2012/10/interview-nancy-cohen.html

Oct. 8, Monday, Star Crossed Romance, http://www.star-crossedromance.blogspot.com/, Myth and Magic

Oct. 11, Thursday, The Galaxy Express, http://www.thegalaxyexpress.net, Author Interview

Oct. 17, Wednesday, The Self-Rescue Princess, http://theselfrescueprincess.wordpress.com/

Oct. 30, Tuesday, Romance Promo Central, http://romancepromocentral.com/, Halloween Spotlight: Monsters in Norse Myths

All commenters during Nancy’s blog tour will be entered into a grand prize drawing for a Warrior Prince T-shirt and magnet and a pdf copy of Warrior Prince. Winner will be announced on Halloween.

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Literary Tea

Posted by Nancy J. Cohen on February 16, 2012

LITERARY TEA with Author Nancy J. Cohen

Friday, February 17 @ 7 PM

“Shear Murder”

South Florida Stylist, Marla Shore, is back and attending the wedding of her friend . The matron of honor must have stood in the way of something because she is found at the reception dead beneath the cake table.  With her own nuptials only weeks away, Marla becomes embroiled in a series of secrets from the past that threaten her own safety.

Well Read Books, South Harbor Plaza, 1374 SE 17th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

CALL 954-467-8878 FOR FOR DIRECTIONS OR WITH ?’s

Refreshments from the 11th Street Annex

While at the tea, enjoy the photography installation by Clay Wieland.

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I’m guest blogging today on Patricia Stoltey’s site about Obsessions and Orchids, or How to make a character more interesting. Leave a comment for a chance to win signed copies of Killer Knots and Perish by Pedicure in my February drawing!

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Author Appearances

Posted by Nancy J. Cohen on January 2, 2012

January begins the launch window for Shear Murder, my new Bad Hair Day mystery starring hairstylist sleuth Marla Shore. You’ll be hearing a lot from me regarding blog tours, interviews, personal appearances, and such. If you missed my notice yesterday, please check out the January/February issue of Southern Writers Magazine. I’m on the cover and inside in a feature article.

My only personal appearance this month, aside from speaking engagements to private groups, is at a conference:

Friday & Saturday, January 27-28, “Celebrating Florida Writers and Writing, Space Coast Writers Guild Conference, Palms International Resort, 1300 North Atlantic Avenue, Cocoa Beach, FL, 32931, 321-783-2271. Besides mentoring, I’ll be speaking on “Working with an Agent” on Friday at 4:50pm.

Please put these signing dates on your calendar for next month:

Friday, February 17, 7:00, Literary Tea with Author Nancy J. Cohen, Well Read Books, South Harbor Plaza, 1374 SE 17th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316. 954-467-8878. Refreshments served: Cookies and more!

Sunday, February 19, 4:00pm, Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore, 273 NE 2nd Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444, 561-279-7790, www.murderonthebeach.com. Refreshment served: Wine and Cheese!

Here is my blog tour schedule for January. Leave a comment and be entered into a drawing for a signed copy of Shear Murder and a set of Paua shell jewelry.

Sunday, January 1, 2012, The Big Thrill, Topic: Author Interview

Wednesday, January 11, 2012, It’s Not All Gravy, Topic: Guest Interview

Friday, January 13, 2012, Killer Crafts & Crafty Killers, Topic: Character Quirks

Monday, January 16, 2012, Author Expressions, Topic: Guest Interview

Friday, January 20, 2012, Jungle Red Writers, Topic: Conferences, Cocktails, and Coffee

Sunday, January 22, 2012, Buried Under Books, Topic: Setting as Inspiration

Wednesday, January 25, 2012, Escape with Dollycas Into a Good Book, Topic: Weddings and Murder

Monday, January 30, 2012, Savvy Authors, Topic: Concluding a Series

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Upcoming Events

Posted by Nancy J. Cohen on July 30, 2011

Please join me at the following upcoming workshops where I’ll be speaking. I’d love to meet some of you in person!

August 6, Saturday, 10:30am – 2:30pm, “Writing Fiction for Fun and Profit”, Florida Sisters in Crime, Southeast Regional Library, 10599 Deerwood Park Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32256. Advance registration required. For more info, contact Kathy at 904-477-4687. http://www.floridasistersincrime.com/

September 24, Saturday, 10:00am – 12:00pm, The Authors Academy, “Finding an Agent: Query Letters, Synopses, and the Pitch!” Murder on the Beach Bookstore, 273 NE 2nd Avenue, Delray Beach, 33444, $25 per person. For information on classes and/or reservations, call 561-279-7790 or murdermb@gate.net. Advance registration required.

October 1, Saturday, 10:00 am – 1:00pm, "Story Development: How to Jump-Start Your Plot", Central Florida Romance Writers, Casselberry Public Library, 215 North Oxford Rd., Casselberry, 32707

October 11, Tuesday, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm, Sun, Sand & Suspense Panel, “Three Dangerous Dames,” Nancy Cohen, Elaine Viets, and Deborah Sharp; Broward County Main Library, 100 S. Andrews Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301, 954-357-7444

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Busy Schedule

Posted by Nancy J. Cohen on April 7, 2011

Whew, I barely have time to breathe, let alone write blogs right now. I’ve finished my Shear Murder copy edit corrections and am back to revising my WIP, almost halfway through. But I have to put that aside to prepare for four speaking engagements within the next few days.

Preparation means getting handouts made, organizing my notes, gathering promo materials, getting hair and nails done, packing since I’m going out of town, and juggling the plumber and window man who are coming today. One of these days, I really have to learn how to put my notes into a Power Point presentation but I don’t have time right now.

Saturday, we’ll drive to Naples where I have two days of talks. That day, I’m guest speaker at the celebrity luncheon for the writer’s conference. Sunday morning, I give a fiction writing workshop. Monday, I’m speaking at our local Hadassah group, then Tuesday it’s off to Delray and a talk at Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore. Wednesday is critique group at my house. Then we drive to Orlando for a quick break before rushing home in time for Passover.

During May, I’ll work on completing my revisions. Man, I sure would like to relax over the summer! My next talk won’t be until August 6 in Jacksonville for the Sisters in Crime chapter, so I’ll have a few months where the pace can slow. Although, once I get the cover for Shear Murder, my promotional campaign will have to kick into gear. Sigh.

Maybe I’ll lay out by the pool with my Kindle later and escape into someone else’s good story.

Here are my upcoming events if you’re in the area. I’ll be signing my mysteries and my latest romance.

April 9-10, Naples Press Club 9th Annual Writers’ Conference, FGCU Renaissance Academy,
1010 5th Ave S # 100, Naples, FL 34102. Register now: http://authorsandbooksfestival.org/

April 9, Saturday, 11:30 am – 1:50 pm, Celebrity Luncheon with Nancy J. Cohen

April 10, Sunday, 9:30 am – 10:20 am, “Writing Fiction for Fun and Profit”

April 11, Monday, 1:00pm, “Publishing in a Digital World”, Zipporah Chapter of Hadassah, Jacaranda Country Club, 9200 West Broward Blvd, Plantation, FL 33324, 954-474-8998. For more info and reservations, contact June at dgunbug@aol.com

April 12, Tuesday, 1:00pm, Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore, 273 Pineapple Grove Way (NE 2nd Ave), Delray Beach, FL  33444, 561-279-7790. Advance reservations requested. http://www.murderonthebeach.com

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Author Events

Posted by Nancy J. Cohen on February 3, 2011

Join multi-published author Nancy J. Cohen for a discussion and signing of her latest books.

February 5, Saturday, 1:00pm – 3:00pm, Discussion & Signing with Florida Romance Writers, NW Regional Branch Library, 3151 North University Drive, Coral Springs, FL 33065. 954-341-3900. Win prizes and enjoy refreshments with nine published authors.

February 12, Saturday, 1:00pm – 3:00pm, Panel and Signing with Florida Romance Writers, Glades Road Branch Library, 20701 95th Avenue South, Boca Raton, FL, 561-482-4554. Win prizes and enjoy refreshments with eighteen published romance authors. http://bit.ly/gLHghr

February 26, Saturday, 10:00am – 2:00pm, “Blending Mystery and Romance”, SpacecoasT Authors of Romance, The Pizza Gallery in the Avenues of Viera, 2250 Town Center Avenue, Melbourne, FL 32940. http://www.authorsofromance.com/

March 5, Saturday, 2:30pm – 3:20pm, “Keeping It Real”, SleuthFest, Hilton Deerfield Beach, 100 Fairway Drive, Deerfield Beach, Florida 33441 http://www.mwaflorida.org/sleuthfest.htm

March 12, Saturday, 11:00am, Friends of Helen B. Hoffman Library Book & Author Luncheon, Jacaranda Country Club, 9200 West Broward Blvd, Plantation, FL 33324. Mystery Authors Nancy J. Cohen and Deborah Sharp will discuss and sign their books. Cost is $35 for luncheon and talk. For Reservations and more info, contact Judi Holland at judi.holland@yahoo.com or 954-370-5178. http://www.plantation.org/Library/index.html

March 16, Wednesday, 6:30 pm – 8:00pm, “Writing the Whodunit”, Bienes Museum Conference Room, Main Library, 100 S. Andrews Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301, 954-357-7444. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by The Writers’ Network of South Florida.  RSVP to Tina Koenig, writersnetworksofla@gmail.com

April 9-10, Naples Press Club 9th Annual Writers’ Conference, FGCU Renaissance Academy,
1010 5th Ave S # 100, Naples, FL 34102. Register now: http://authorsandbooksfestival.org/

April 9, Saturday, 11:30 am – 1:50 pm, Celebrity Luncheon with Nancy J. Cohen   

April 10, Sunday, 9:30 am – 10:20 am, “Writing Fiction for Fun and Profit”       http://authorsandbooksfestival.org/

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