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SBC Update and Promo

Laura? Where’s the latest Stonebriar Casefiles?

I know. I hear you. Right now, I have another gig which is taking precedence because it pays, but I promise to record as soon as I’m able. When I have a better idea of when that is, I will post.

But in the meantime I did put together this nifty promo for the show. If you have a podcast and want a little advertisement to break it up, please consider boosting the signal on this little show of mine.

Stonebriar Casefiles: Bad Alchemy Promo

Finding time to write – Guest Post

Guest Post from Val Griswold-Ford.

Hello, readers! Laura Nicole was kind enough to let me hijack her blog today to talk about writing and time and my newest book, Winter’s Secrets, which comes out on May 27! It’s full of magical cats, tea, and a musical Advent calendar, which you should seriously check out. And you can head over to my blog to see what she’s been up to recently. Continue reading

Stonebriar Casefiles – Bad Alchemy – Episode 01

StonebriarCasefiles 182: Bad Alchemy Episode 01

Wherein we meet Beatrix Stonebriar, CSI; a three inch tall pixie who has escaped death at the hands of her co-worker. Now, she faces the mundane pressures of administrative leave.

Written and Read by Laura Nicole. Audio Editing by Laura Nicole.
Audio Produced by Michael L Stokes Recorded at Cool Audio Productions

Music featured in this podcast:

“Evening of Chaos” Kevin MacLeod (
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

To hear more of the world of Beatrix Stonebriar, please consider becoming a patron at Patreon.

More episodes coming

Hi folks. Just a quick update to let you all know that I’m still here.
The day job has taken up most of my time but I have one episode of Gypsy In The Attic that I’m almost done editing, and another one recorded. The projects page is being updated as well. Stay tuned.

Back from the abyss

Hello my friends and followers,
It has been quite a long time since I have been on, but thanks to the wonders of having the internet again and all that jazz, I can once again post to you all and let you know how my crazy world is going.

I have finished my move and am settling in nicely to my new life, job, etc. Did I mention I got engaged and handfasted while I was away? Oh well, yea that happened.

What can you all expect from me now that I am back online. For one thing, if you aren’t listening to “The Galley Table” from Flying Island Press, you should. I have made my triumphant return to the show and this evening the guys helped me to hash out what I need in order to prepare for NaNoWriMo.

In addition, I also have a story I am writing for the end of this month. I can’t tell you all too much, but it takes place after the earth went through several catastrophes. Technology is outlawed and seen as evil. Magic once again reigns. And a young woman has to protect her family from those who would try to destroy it.

“Why aren’t you recording?” you might be asking. In my last residence there was a great deal of carpet and other ways to absorb ambient noise. This house is covered in hardwood, and while easy to clean, it doesn’t do much for recording. Don’t worry. I have plans to make a sound booth so that I can start putting out my vocal goodness again.

In other news, I have been playing with the SCA for the last couple of years now, and have been honing my skills as a bard. Two weekends ago I won my first bardic competition and I can now say I am a Baronial Bard. Granted that Barony is in RI, but I have a few friends that live out that way as well.

That’s all for me at this point. Check back in next week, when hopefully I will remember to write to you all again.


If you all have been keeping track of my Twitter feed, you’ll notice that I have a lot of posts about moving. It is a very long and tiring process and thankfully I am going to be living with another person who does audio recordings. Perhaps he will let me share his recording space, otherwise I will be recording in the car again.

Post Balticon, I am now plotting new cases for Beatrix Stonebriar. Once I get my casefiles and research materials unpacked (I have marked where they are), it will be time for documentation.

Be good to each other and keep on dreaming.

Lookit, I’m posting.

Alrighty kids. I know you are all frothing at the bit to hear more about Stargazers, Absolution and the like. Let me just say, Absolution is a beast that I am taming slowly but surely with the help of Ayoub Khote and David Sobkowiak. We are working really hard to get it done but part of that requires me to record. (Bad Laura. Bad)

As to Stargazers, I realize I have been neglecting the story and its characters, so I am handing over the reigns to the woman who has lovingly helped me create the world, Gwendolyn Jensen-Woodard. I don’t know how she works on all the shows that she does at the same time, but she does it with style!

Other than that I have been actively being crafty and working on getting a job down in Massachusetts so I can move down there. As we all know the job market is crap right now, so it is really difficult for me to get out of the customer service field. If anyone has any leads, let me know. I have, however, started working on making things like those tiny top hats for ladies, and I have to say, I am excited by the product. I will post pictures later, but what do you think some one would pay for a custom made mini top hat?

That’s all of my random thoughts for now.

NaNo 2011

Hiya folks,

Well it is that time of year again when us writer types get all crazy, forget that we have lives and write like the mad creative geniuses that we are. For me, getting started has been a challenge because of a great social life, recovering from surgery (had my tonsils taken out) and getting back into the swing of things at work. However I plan to get stuff done, just not sure how I would do it without the Write or Die app that I recently purchased. Thank you portable technology.

So let’s see… Pandora is up, Write or Die is up, I have caffeine, social media is off. I think I am ready.