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Sunday, February 26, 2012

Two weeks later...

We arrived home last night after two weeks on the road. Oddly, the weather in Tuscon was chilly and rainy! Did we bring it with us, I wondered? My back needs to be adjusted after so many hours in the car.

Now, on to book news--I just published the Kindle version and the 'look inside' feature is now available as well. A few people have bought the book--friends and family--but I didn't expect it to disappear off the virtual shelves, at least not for a while. I have several copies here that I plan to take around to bookstores and use for give-aways on this blog. Hopefully I can get some readers and reviews going! 

So if you are interested in having a copy let me know by responding to this blog--the first five people who ask will receive beautiful signed copies in the mail! However, as with all things free, there is a catch--I would greatly appreciate a review on Amazon and, if you like the book, a recommendation to your friends...Kindle version is only $2.99 so please encourage them to buy rather than passing the book around. Also if anyone understands the tagging thing, please let me know! (it seems to be important)

On another topic, we may be moving to Tuscon. We went there with the idea of looking around but did not expect to find a house. It sits on a knoll backed by state park and the Catalina mountains. And the prices there are unbelievably low! We've been at sixes and sevens (where did that saying come from?) since we sold our home last year and have spent months looking around for a place that felt right. Since I've always loved the rain and the big trees I was surprised by how much the desert appealed!  My husband and I are both very excited about exploring a new landscape full of alien flora and fauna as well as the Native American and Hispanic cultures that thrive there. And being a college town, Tuscon is a progressive place despite Arizona politics--With a 60% Hispanic population there's a push-back against the extreme policies of Phoenix. 

Can we move primarily because of a house, I ask myself...we know no one there although we have friends in Silver City, three hours away. Why didn't we look there, you ask? Because it's 6000 feet and cold! In any case my answer is yes, you can move because of a house, especially one that sits at the base of the Catalina mountains and called to us eerily out of the ether--we were drawn to that house. 


  1. Congratulations on your book coming out! I hate to be one of "those" people, but I would love a copy. I would also be more than glad to review it on my blog, Goodreads, and Amazon.

    Also, I have always loved Tuscon. It is a beautiful area. When you buy your house, you should post lots of pictures. :)

    1. Thanks so much, Kayla! my e-mail is nbroadwell@qwest.net--drop me an e-mail with your address and a copy will be speeding its way to you--and I would love to have you review it on your blog, etc...

  2. Hi Nikki. Congrats on having your book published! I would love a copy and will be happy to write up an extensive review on Amazon.

  3. Thanks, Christina--I would love a review--send me your address and the book is yours! my e-mail is: nbroadwell@qwest.net

  4. Change is good. Either you'll be happy in your new location or you'll have lots to write about. Maybe both.

  5. Samantha Smith

    Your move sounds exciting! However, if you're going to move there, you'll need to know how to spell it right: Tucson :)))
    I'm already planning our trip!!

    1. I've been looking at the word and wondering why it didn't look right and then I just decided I wasn't used to writing it...