Monday, November 23, 2009

You're invited! Charleston Fundraiser/Launch party

(You can RSVP on my fan page or comment here!)
Contact: Marjory Wentworth, 843-971-6930, 843-693-5191

Celebrate the Launch of Saving Cicadas, the new novel by Nicole Seitz
Charleston, SC - - On Wednesday December 9 from 5:00 – 8:00 PM, a book launch/fund raiser will be held at the chapel on-site at the Florence Crittenton Home in downtown Charleston. Saving Cicadas, the latest from Lowcountry native Nicole Seitz, follows the revelatory and haunting journey of a struggling single mother from South Carolina who discovers she's expecting another child. Unafraid to confront issues with no simple answers, Seitz has constructed a story of ultimate redemption in Saving Cicadas, told through the voice of a young child. A moving narrative about family, loss and longing, and the transforming power of truth, Saving Cicadas is an eloquent reminder that life is a miracle—and even the smallest soul is always a gift.

WHAT: Fund Raiser/Book Launch for Saving Cicadas
WHO: Novelist Nicole Seitz
WHEN: Wednesday December 9 5:00 – 8:00 PM, Brief Reading at 7:00 PM
WHERE: Florence Crittenton Programs of South Carolina (chapel on-site)

19 Saint Margaret Street, Charleston, SC
Free and Open to the public. Novels by Nicole Seitz will be available from Blue Bicycle Books. Wine and Hors d’oeuvres

Praise for Saving Cicadas:
This beguiling, inspirational family-first tale from Lowcountry native Seitz follows the revelatory and haunting journey of a single mother from South Carolina who discovers she's pregnant and needs to clear her head to plan her next step…... Seitz has a gift for creating wonderful characters, especially the young girls, … this tale's spooky sweet dénouement includes a magical twist….marvelously memorable

---Publishers Weekly

"Nicole Seitz is a bold and imaginative storyteller, and Saving Cicadas is no exception. With the voice of an angel and an eye trained on the unseen in our midst, this story of one single mother’s struggle to survive will leave you awe-struck…”

— Beth Webb Hart, author of Grace at Low Tide, Adelaide Piper, and The Wedding Machine

"What a deeply moving novel! I literally could not put it down...I think the issues covered in the book …are so relevant to our society. The choices...seen from a child's perspective, was illuminating. "

— Valerie Jones, Fireside Books & Gifts, Forest City, NC

For more information about Nicole Seitz, please visit or

Nicole Seitz grew up on Hilton Head Island, a small town off the coast of South Carolina, where she was surrounded by palmetto trees, marsh grass, sandy beaches and unique Southern characters. As an author, artist and speaker, Nicole's work is deeply influenced by her faith and the mystique and charm of the Lowcountry. In 1989 she went to the U.S.S.R as a student ambassador through People to People Organization, and the trip opened her eyes to the struggles, beauty, and universal qualities of other cultures--things she likes to explore in her work.

The Spirit of Sweetgrass (March 2007), Nicole's debut novel, was selected as the May 2007 FaithPoint Book-of-the-Month for Books-a-Million. Her second novel, Trouble the Water (March 2008), received a starred review and was chosen as one of the Best Books of 2008 by Library Journal. It was also seen in Southern Living, Sandlapper Magazine, and was an editor's pick in the May 2008 issue of Charleston Magazine. The book went into a second printing within two weeks of it's release date. Her third novel, A Hundred Years of Happiness (March 2009), was featured in the January 2009 edition of Charleston Magazine and the July/Aug edition of The VVA Veteran, was a Summer Reading Pick on, and was nominated by independent booksellers for the 2009 SIBA Book Award.

Florence Crittenton Programs of South Carolina has a 112-year history of assisting low-income, at-risk pregnant and parenting young women by providing them a safe haven, education, counseling, medical care, and social support, so that they may grow into independent, successful young adults. Our ongoing vision is to provide hope, safety, and opportunity so that every young woman we serve gains a sense of self-worth and the capacity to achieve the fullest potential possible. Our mission is to foster the development of healthy babies and strong, competent parents. We provide an innovative approach to age-appropriate, comprehensive care for pregnant teenagers who are considered “at risk” due to poverty, lack of education, and other barriers to positive growth. We provide these discouraged young women with the tools they need in order to become proactive in their own care and the care of their babies. After completing the program, clients have the skills to become responsible parents and members of the community. For further information, please contact David Hoey, 722-7526, extension 15.

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