Nicki Ehrlich


Below are some of the best things that have happened since Ellis River launched. It's been an amazing journey so far and continues! Now that I have this new website (thank you Pub-Site!), I plan to stop by this Musings tab now and then and let you in on what's happening and what I'm thinking. You know...Musings. 

Zephyr Trails available now!

Today's the day! June 25th, 2024! Just think, if 5000 copies are sold this week, Zephyr Trails will be a "best seller." Wouldn't that be something! The book is now available anywhere books are sold. Please support your local independent bookstores. Thank you!

Monterey Herald article 6-24-24

Check out this great article by Lisa Crawford Watson! Thank you, Lisa! (Author photo credit: Liz Monroe)

Zephyr Trails now available for NetGalley review!

If you're a NetGalley reader, I hope you'll choose to review this sequel to Ellis River. If you don't know about NetGalley, check it out. It's a way you can be one of the first to read a new book, pre-publication, and write a review of it. Reviews are so very appreciated by authors. ❤️

Ellis River Audiobook wins Gold IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award!
Independent Book Publishers Association PubU conference...

We did it again! The audiobook won the GOLD for Best Audiobook - Fiction. Thank you, Audivita for production, and Madeleine Norton, narrator. I can't say enough about Madeleine Norton's voice acting talents. She literally breathed life into my characters. There were some amazing books in 57 categories in this prestigious awards event. Thank you, so much, to IBPA for another amazing conference, and congratulations to all the silver and gold winners!

Ellis River Audiobook finalist for IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award!

Yes! A few weeks ago I was informed that the audiobook is a finalist for IBPA's Benjamin Franklin Award for best audiobook! That means we will be trying to turn silver into gold on Friday, April 26th! Fingers crossed! Such an honor to be a finalist next to Susan Rogers and John Roosen's Cobra Pose: Yoga Mat Mysteries, and Charles Armstrong's Belly of the Beast: Sorce Book 1. Congratulations to us all!

December 10, 2023 – Holiday Event

Ten local authors gathered at River House Books in Carmel, California, to sign books and chat (nothing we like more than talking about the writing process!) Thank you, Julie Tully, River House Books, and staff! What a delightful afternoon spent with fellow local authors! And thank you to those who stopped by to chat and purchase books for yourselves and for those last-minute Holiday gifts!

November 4, 2023 – Book Signing

I signed books at Barnes & Noble in Gilroy, CA, on Saturday, November 4th. A great big THANK YOU! to the staff of B&N and to all of you who stopped by to say hello, and bought a book! It was a joy to spend my afternoon in a beautiful bookstore, and to watch so many people of all ages delighting in books and reading!

Ellis River now an Audiobook!

Now an award-winning audiobook! For those of you who’d rather listen than look, you can find Ellis River available on your favorite audiobook platform. Voices are adeptly brought to life by the talented voice actor, Madeleine Norton. 

Ellis River Wins IBPA’s Benjamin Franklin Award! (May 2023)

What an exciting night! Ellis River and Bay Feather Books were honored with the GOLD for IBPA’s Bill Fisher Award for Best First Book – fiction. Thank you, IBPA, and congratulations to all the nominees and winners!

Eric Hoffer Awards! (May 2023)

Thrilled to be a Finalist for the Eric Hoffer “First Horizon” Award, and received Honorable Mention for the Eric Hoffer Grand Prize! Feeling grateful!