Monday, September 30, 2013

First Local Independent Author Evening at Wellesley Books!

This Thursday evening (Oct 3), from 6-8 pm, Wellesley Books is hosting its first Indie Author Evening. Eight local authors, who write everything from poetry to children's fiction to romance and adult fiction, will be chatting with readers and sharing our stories about self-publishing.

I will be signing as Nina Clark (LUCY THE WONDER WEENIE), and as Penny Watson (romantic fiction).

I hope some of you can make it for this fun event!

See you soon,

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Book Fair!

I have an announcement! I will be attending a huge book fair this weekend. However, a word of's actually not a children's fiction book fair. It's a romance novel book fair.

My alter ego is a romance author!

I will have copies of LUCY THE WONDER WEENIE with me, in addition to Licking Lucy Lip Balm, bookmarks and cards.

I would love to see some of you there. Just don't be surprised if you see some...*ahem*....grown-up books in the room. If you catch my drift!

I will be signing at the Burlington Marriott on Saturday April 27, from 3:30-5:30. For those of you who also enjoy romantic fiction, there will be tons of amazing romance authors as well. Including NYT bestselling authors Julia Quinn, Hannah Howell, Loretta Chase, Marie Force and many more.

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

Monday, April 15, 2013


I spend a lot of time on social media sites...Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads, blogs, etc. There are days that I just want to curl up in the fetal position because of the plethora of negative, depressing stories and links.

So, I decided to combat the negativity with a new Twitter account. @PerkyHappyStuff!!!!!!!

I will only post positive, happy news items. Cute puppy pics. Fun Youtube videos. And uplifting stories.

Please follow me on Twitter if you have an account and share your good news!


Happy Spring!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Hello April!

Thank goodness March is behind us. Winter has been rough this year in New England. I am soooooo ready for Spring!

My husband loves to fish, and he's gearing up for fishing season by working on his fly collection. I love all the different colors and textures of the threads. My favorite is the sparkly silver one--I call it the "disco" thread, although I'm not sure fly-fishermen would appreciate that term.

My way to celebrate Spring? Daffodils! I have planted hundreds of different varieties of daffs in my garden, and I can't wait for all of them to bloom.

I'm super happy to announce that LUCY THE WONDER WEENIE got another great review at The Very Hungry Bookworm. Not only did Becca love the book ("What a great lesson for kids!"), she is also offering a give-away. Please stop by to enter the give-away, which includes a paperback book, Licking Lucy lip balm, bookmarks and cards. Thanks Becca!

Hope all of you have a wonderful spring!


Monday, March 18, 2013

Monday Morning Updates!

1. Lucy got a bath this weekend. Natty, my 10 year old daughter, LOVES to give Lucy a bath. I'm not sure Lucy enjoys it all that much, but she is very nice and fluffy right now.

2. LUCY THE WONDER WEENIE got a super nice shout-out by bestselling author Eloisa James on her Facebook page. Eloisa also has a doxie--an adorable rescue dachshund named Lucy! She said LTWW is "a great book for any short people in your life who love wiener dogs"....YAY!

3. The paperback version of our book is ON SALE for only $7.65 at Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

Happy Week from Nina and Lucy!

Friday, March 8, 2013

Weenie Dogs Can Read, Too!

Huge gigantic thanks to Heidi Reid, owner of Poor Meadows Dachshunds in Maine, for this adorable photo of "Cher" with our book! We adopted Lucy from Poor Meadows five years ago. Here's the story in a nutshell.

We had Rudy, our first doxie, for 15 years. She was the most awesome dog ever! The day she died broke my heart. We quickly adopted another doxie puppy (from Cape Cod) and named her Penny. Tragically, Penny died three weeks later and it was devastating for our family.

I was a wreck. Heidi emailed to let me know she had an adorable ball of black fluff--a surprise long-haired puppy born to two short-haired parents. No one wanted her. Was I interested?

I couldn't zoom up to Maine fast enough to get her!

She looked like a little bear cub. I could barely see her eyes in all the fluff.

Lucy healed our family's broken hearts and became our most loving, affectionate dog.

If you want to see some of the most adorable photos in the universe, check out Heidi's Facebook photo pages. She has tons of puppy pics, including more with LUCY THE WONDER WEENIE!

Lucy is feeling too lazy to read at the moment.
She's hanging out in front of the heating vent with Natty!

Happy Friday!

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Lucy Goes Digital!

Once upon a time, I wrote a book with Sara Pulver. I figured we would release it as a print version, since it never occurred to me that a children's book would be appropriate in digital format.

Then my husband started bugging me. "Why aren't you releasing it as an ebook?"

Me, exasperated: "Duh!!!! It's a kid's book!"

Him: "Duh! Kids read Kindles, kids read books on iPads, get with the program."

So, I mulled over this idea for a bit and decided that yes, kids are hip and happening in the digital age, and that I could totally see a family stuck in a car for 14 hours driving to Michigan for a family reunion, and the kids were in the backseat reading digital books, and one of those kids might want to read about a super hero weenie dog and get a good chuckle.

Hey, hubby is smart!

So I contacted digital formatting master Jaye, who got me in touch with digital formatting master Jayne, who made us the most adorable, creative, cool, totally impressive digital version of LUCY THE WONDER WEENIE! Full color! ADORABLE!

And, I decided to jump start our digital sales with a super low, low price. 99 cents!!!!!

A super sweet, super fun, super heroic weenie dog for only 99 cents?

What a sweet deal!

If you have a Kindle Fire or iPad or other full color tablet, check out this awesome version of LUCY THE WONDER WEENIE for only 99 cents! ------>

Feeling extremely hip and happening in the digital world,