Showing posts from June, 2015

A Super Awesome Summer Playlist

Hey gang! I'm going to start posting links to my monthly newsletter at my blog. If you'd like to have Nicki's News  delivered right to your very own in-box, you can sign up here . This month I'm sharing a super awesome summer playlist plus 5 things that are real in VIBRIZZIO & 5 things I WISH were real. Read Nicki's News for June 2015 (or click on the stack o' tapes to go directly to the awesome playlist) On a total side note - have you seen JURASSIC WORLD yet? I just did last night & it's soooo good. So, so, so good. When my kids were toddlers they'd watch our VHS tape of JURASSIC PARK over and over and over again, so it was super fun to sit w/ them as almost-adults to watch this proper sequel. I thought it did a great job of being fresh while still giving nods to the original. I already want to go see it again.

Another story on the never-give-up front: Susie Salom #IWSG:

Some of us first met Susie Salom as as the Girl Wizard. She's also Suze from the former Subliminal Coffee blog. (You can now find her on Twitter as  @Susie_Salom .) Those of you who kept up on her blog were let in on many of the trials and triumphs of her writing journey. In case you haven't heard, here's the latest triumph---and it's a big one: THIS was announced a few weeks ago . Scroll down at the link to see Susie's pretty face and  read the details of the big announcement in  Publisher's Weekly :  Cheryl Klein at Scholastic's Arthur A. Levine Books has acquired world rights to  Kyle Constantini Finds Her Way , a middle-grade novel by debut author  Susie Salom .  Hooray!!! This absolutely wouldn't have happened if Suze had let earlier discouragements kill her dream and belief in herself. She's truly a testament to never giving up. I asked if she'd share a bit about her writing story, and this is the wisdom she poured forth: From Susie