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Nicole Evelina
Nicole Evelina
  
Website:
Romance Genres:
Contemporary Romance,
Historical Romance
Speaks On:
Writing/Craft
Audio books for indies
Setting and description
Self-editing
Self-publishing
Writing strong female characters
Writing historical fiction
Writing romantic comedy
World building
Working with an editor/cover designer/layout artist
Working with a publicist (as an indie)

History
Celtic Britain (pre-Roman, Roman-occupied and post-Roman/pre-Saxon periods)
Society/housing/work
Daily life/food/clothing/entertainment
Marriage/family
Law/government
Military
Healing/hygiene
Celtic women
Druidism and neopaganism (Celtic Wicca)
Arthurian legend
19th century American suffrage movement
Women in 19th century America
Victoria Woodhull
Spiritualism in 19th century America
Speaks To:
Libraries,
Bookstores,
Writing Groups,
Book Clubs and other readers groups
Willing to Participate in Online Events:
Yes



Travels From:
Maryland Heights
Travels From (State):
MO
Travels From Country:
US



Bio:

Nicole Evelina is a multi-award-winning historical fiction and romantic comedy writer. Her most recent novel, Madame Presidentess, a historical novel about Victoria Woodhull, America's first female Presidential candidate, was the first place winner in the Women’s US History category of the 2015 Chaucer Awards for Historical Fiction.

Her debut novel, Daughter of Destiny, the first book of an Arthurian legend trilogy that tells Guinevere’s life story from her point of view, was named Book of the Year by Chanticleer Reviews, took the Grand Prize in the 2015 Chatelaine Awards for Women’s Fiction/Romance, won a Gold Medal in the fantasy category in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards, a Gold Medal in the fantasy category in the Reader’s Favorite Awards, and was short-listed for the Chaucer Award for Historical Fiction. Its sequel, Camelot’s Queen, was awarded the prestigious B.R.A.G Medallion.  Been Searching for You, her contemporary romantic comedy, won the 2016 Colorado Independent Publishers Association Award for Romance, the 2015 Romance Writers of America (RWA) Great Expectations and Golden Rose contests and was a finalist in the chick-lit category of the Readers Favorite Awards.

Nicole’s writing has appeared in The Huffington Post, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Independent Journal, Curve Magazine and numerous historical publications. She is one of only six authors who completed a week-long writing intensive taught by #1 New York Times bestselling author Deborah Harkness. As an armchair historian, Nicole researches her books extensively, consulting with biographers, historical societies and traveling to locations when possible. For example, she traveled to England twice to research the Guinevere’s Tale trilogy, where she consulted with internationally acclaimed author and historian Geoffrey Ashe, as well as Arthurian/Glastonbury expert Jaime George, the man who helped Marion Zimmer Bradley research The Mists of Avalon.

Nicole is a member of and book reviewer for The Historical Novel Society, as well as a member of the Historical Writers of America, Romance Writers of America, the St. Louis Writer’s Guild, Women Writing the West, Alliance of Independent Authors, the Independent Book Publishers Association and the Midwest Publisher’s Association.

Her website is http://nicoleevelina.com/.

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