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 BIO

  Judy Nickles, also writing as Gwyneth Greer, has been spinning tales since she could hold a #2 pencil. When bad weather threatened, her elementary teachers called on her to tell stories to keep the other students from focusing on the storm clouds outside. For better or worse, she still hangs on to the faded copies of her own1950’s era parodies of the popular television show Dragnet: Fishnet, Hairnet, and Butteryfly Net, and most of the essays, stories, and poems she wrote in junior high and high school.  Later, she wrote The Big Valley ‘fan fiction’ for an online site.

   Where Is Papa’s Shining Star?, Finding Papa’s Shining Star, The Showboat Affair, and Dancing with Velvet were published in print and also as ebooks by The Wild Rose Press (voted Best Book Publisher for the fifth time in 2012 in the Readers’ Poll for Preditors and Editors). The Face on Miss Fanny’s Wall, inspired by a visit to the Ft. Smith Visitor’s Center, a restored ‘social club’, was contracted as an ebook by Champagne Books and nominated for the 2012 Novel of the Year.

   In addition, she’s been published in History Magazine, My First Year in the Classroom (Adams Media), The Harsh and The Heart: Celebrating the Military (Silver Boomers Books), The Storyteller Magazine, and Christmas Bells, Christmas Tales (Dancing with Bear Publishing).

   A genealogist for over 30 years, Judy believes that stories are everywhere and wishes she had time to write all of them. Her writing philosophy is “Shred the rejection, take a second look, rewrite, and resubmit.”

   Her favorite possession is her Kindle Fire. She is having her adolescent rebellion 50+ years late and recently took a ride in a vintage B-24 bomber built the year she was born during the war (that’s WW II for all you youngsters out there)

GENRES

  • Vintage romance (WWI-the Fifties)
  • Romantic Suspense
  • Cozy Mysteries

Real people in real situations--but good clean reads!


TARGET AUDIENCE

  • ·Older readers who can relate to the life experiences of the characters
  • Readers looking for a story without graphic sex and language
  • Younger readers interested in learning about 'back in the day'
  • Readers who like nostalgia and happily-ever-after

RELEVANT INTERVIEW TOPICS

  • World War I and II
  • Rehabilitation of war injuries in the post-war period
  • The Roaring Twenties
  • The Great Depression
  • Second-time around romances
  • Showboats
  • Resort Hotels
  • Branson, MO
  • Ft. Smith AR
  • Career choices for women in the late nineteenth-early twentieth centuries
  • Entertainment in the 20s, 30s, 40s
  • Wartime rationing
  • Hotel ballrooms
  • History of Hot Springs AR in the ‘gangster era’
  • The Gangster Museum in Hot Springs AR
  • The Ohio Club in Hot Springs AR
  • Gambling casinos
  • Prohibition/bootlegging
  •  Al Capone
  • Haunted Houses
  •  Town squares
  • Architecture found in towns established in the nineteenth century

NEWS PEGS

  • Young military widows starting over
  • Post-war era
  • War injuries
  • Survivor’s guilt
  • Struggling small towns
  • Scams and fraud
  • Tourism to bolster small town economies
  • Current resort destinations
  • Inheritance and divorce laws
  • Western drama
  • Second chances
  • PTSD
  • Mental and physical challenges




















































BOOKS INFORMATION

All books available through Amazon

FROM THE WILD ROSE PRESS:

Where Is Papa’s Shining Star? ©2008

Cover Art:  Rae Monet

ISBN-1-60154-674-2

ASIN: B003F24GZK

270 pp.

Finding Papa’s Shining Star ©2009

Cover Art:  Rae Monet

ISBN 1-60154-695-5

ASIN: B003H05XZC

322 pp.

The Showboat Affair ©2011

Cover Art:  Tina Lynn Stout

ISBN 1-60154-894-X

ASIN: B004WF4QIG

328 pp.

Dancing with Velvet©2012

Cover Art:  Tina Lynn Stout

Print ISBN 978-1-61217-199-9

Digital ISBN 978-1-61217-200-2

ASIN: B0085W25Z8

300 pp.

Ruthann’s War©2016

Print ISBN:  978-1-5092-1140-1

Digital ISBN: 978-1-5092-1141-8

ASIN:  B01N03DS0A

277 pp.

SOLSTICE PUBLICATIONS

Susanna’s Secret ©2016

ASIN: B01HBULKL4

60 pp.

The Showboat Reunion ©2016

ASIN: BO1MSDCl20

77 pp.

INDEPENDENT PUBLICATIONS

The Bogus Biker©2013

ISBN 10: 1484833465

ISBN 13: 978-1484833469

ASIN: B00E0TV538

The Stubborn Schoolhouse Spirit ©2013

ISBN 10: 1490443096

ISBN 13: 978-1490443096

ASIN: B00E9IN7Q8

The Feed Store Floozy ©2013

ISBN 10: 1490504281

ISBN 13: 978-1490504285

ASIN: B00EGDA7TG

The Possum Hollow Hullabaloo ©2013

ISBN 10: 1490515402

ISBN 13: 978-1490515403

ASIN: B00ENHAVE6

The Larcenous Legacy©2013

ISBN 10: 1490539018

ISBN 13: 978-1490539010

ASIN: B00EXXDV1A

Sam’s Last Stand©2013

ISBN 10: 1490539298

ISBN 13: 978-1490549294

ASIN: B00F1G8L5O

Lethal Legacy in Dreamland©2015

ASIN: B014VBNFBE

220 pp.

Desperate Deception in Dreamland©2015

ASIN:  B014VCCQMC

190 pp.

Ghostly Gambit in Dreamland©2015

ASIN: B014VCDA68

190 pp.

The Penelope Pembroke Cozy Mystery Series Boxed Set

ASIN: B00KPJ20C2

A Very Kate Christmas©2014 

ASIN: B00Q913MJA

ISBN:  1494370034

Four Summer Days

ASIN: B018R0IKSI

142pp.

Off the Shelf

ASIN: B00WQ4OW3Y

160 pp 

Anthologies

My First Year in the Classroom©2009

Adams Media

ISBN-10: 1605506540

ISBN-13: 978-1605506548

224 pp.

The Harsh and the Heart©2011

Silver Boomer Books

ASIN: B006P5BXT6

242pp.

Tis the Season©2008

Wordclay

ISBN-10: 160481411X

SBN-13: 978-1604814118

168pp.

 


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