Nicole Nugent

Nicole Nugent - Editor Tick

Minneapolis, MN, USA

Mystery/new age/spirituality editor eager to help you solve your book's mysteries. Every book is a unique challenge, let's talk about yours!

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I am a bibliophile with 14 years of experience in fiction and nonfiction publishing. I began by editing college papers and have had my cursor in everything from war tanks to gardens, earth spirituality to astrology of the stars, humorous amateur sleuths to hardened police procedurals. Clients include Midnight Ink, Motorbooks, Quayside Publishing, and Voyageur Press. Books are my passion, and helping authors make their vision a reality is what drives me every day. I know how important your book is to you, so I follow the watchwords of Carefulness, Transparency, and Flexibility.

When I'm not editing, I can be found at the library with my daughter, hunting down new finds, or reading while my better half watches sports.

Languages
English (UK)
English (US)
Fiction
Crime & Mystery
Historical Fiction
Thriller
Non-Fiction
DIY & Crafts
Health & wellbeing
New Age
Religion & Spirituality
Transportation

Work experience

Mystery Editor

Llewellyn Worldwide
December, 2014 – Present (about 4 years)

Editor, Nonfiction and Annuals

Llewellyn Worldwide
July, 2007 – December, 2014 (over 7 years)

Portfolio (15 selected works)

Black Swan Rising

Lisa Brackmann

Sarah Price wants a career in politics. But she has a secret past that won't stay past, threatening her job on a San Diego congressman's reelection campaign. Casey Cheng wants a story. An ambitious local television reporter, Casey needs to get her career back on track after being seriously injured in a mass shooting. When she investigates the man who nearly killed her, she finds a connection t... read more

Sarah Price wants a career in politics. But she has a secret past that won't stay past, threatening her job on a San Diego congressman's reelection campaign. Casey Cheng wants a story. An ambitious local television reporter, Casey needs to get her career back on track after being seriously injured in a mass shooting. When she investigates the man who nearly killed her, she finds a connection t... read more

House. Tree. Person.: A Novel of Suspense

Catriona McPherson

“An unnerving and suspenseful novel, House. Tree. Person. is McPherson’s best yet.”—Karin Slaughter, New York Times and international bestselling author The body found in a muddy grave across the street is just the latest horror threatening to tear Ali McGovern’s life apart seam by seam. She knows Angelo, her brooding teenage son, is keeping secrets. She fears he’s in danger, too. But her new ... read more

“An unnerving and suspenseful novel, House. Tree. Person. is McPherson’s best yet.”—Karin Slaughter, New York Times and international bestselling author The body found in a muddy grave across the street is just the latest horror threatening to tear Ali McGovern’s life apart seam by seam. She knows Angelo, her brooding teenage son, is keeping secrets. She fears he’s in danger, too. But her new ... read more

Scot Free (A Last Ditch Mystery)

Catriona McPherson

"[McPherson's] character-driven romp is sparked by the larger-than-life, quirky residents of the Last Ditch Motel, putting this laugh-out-loud whodunit on a par with the early Janet Evanovich."—Library Journal (starred review) For Scottish-Born Marriage Counselor Lexy Campbell, the American Dream Becomes a California Nightmare Lexy Campbell fell in love and left her native Scotland for a golde... read more

"[McPherson's] character-driven romp is sparked by the larger-than-life, quirky residents of the Last Ditch Motel, putting this laugh-out-loud whodunit on a par with the early Janet Evanovich."—Library Journal (starred review) For Scottish-Born Marriage Counselor Lexy Campbell, the American Dream Becomes a California Nightmare Lexy Campbell fell in love and left her native Scotland for a golde... read more

The Question of the Missing Head (An Asperger's Mystery Book 1)

E. J. Copperman, Jeff Cohen

Samuel Hoenig answers questions for a living. And as a man with Asperger’s Syndrome, his unique personality helps him ferret out almost any answer there is. But his latest question is a rather odd one—who stole a preserved head from the Garden State Cryonics Institute? Arriving at the scene of the crime accompanied by his new colleague, Ms. Washburn, Samuel finds that what started out as a the... read more

Samuel Hoenig answers questions for a living. And as a man with Asperger’s Syndrome, his unique personality helps him ferret out almost any answer there is. But his latest question is a rather odd one—who stole a preserved head from the Garden State Cryonics Institute? Arriving at the scene of the crime accompanied by his new colleague, Ms. Washburn, Samuel finds that what started out as a the... read more

Carved in Darkness (Sabrina Vaughn Series Book 1)

Maegan Beaumont

Fifteen years ago, a psychotic killer abducted seventeen-year-old Melissa Walker. For 83 days she was raped, tortured, and then left for dead in a deserted churchyard . . . but she was still alive. Melissa begins a new life as homicide inspector Sabrina Vaughn. With a new face and a new name, it’s her job to hunt down murderers—a job she does very well. But when Michael O’Shea, a childhood acq... read more

Fifteen years ago, a psychotic killer abducted seventeen-year-old Melissa Walker. For 83 days she was raped, tortured, and then left for dead in a deserted churchyard . . . but she was still alive. Melissa begins a new life as homicide inspector Sabrina Vaughn. With a new face and a new name, it’s her job to hunt down murderers—a job she does very well. But when Michael O’Shea, a childhood acq... read more

Salem's Cipher (A Salem's Cipher Novel)

Jess Lourey

A troubled codebreaker faces an epic plot reaching back through centuries of America's secret historySalem Wiley is a genius cryptanalyst, courted by the world's top security agencies ever since her quantum computing breakthrough. She's also an agoraphobe shackled to a narrow routine since her father's suicide. When her intelligence work unexpectedly exposes a sinister plot to assassinate the ... read more

A troubled codebreaker faces an epic plot reaching back through centuries of America's secret historySalem Wiley is a genius cryptanalyst, courted by the world's top security agencies ever since her quantum computing breakthrough. She's also an agoraphobe shackled to a narrow routine since her father's suicide. When her intelligence work unexpectedly exposes a sinister plot to assassinate the ... read more

Big Woods

May Cobb

"Stephen King's Stand by Me collides with Gillian Flynn's Sharp Objects in this exceptional thriller. Gutsy, gripping—and pitch-perfect in its resurrection of an era long gone."—A. J. Finn, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in the Window "Big Woods is perfectly timed to take advantage of the 1980s horror revival. Its historic details are excellent, down to the songs on Leah’s c... read more

"Stephen King's Stand by Me collides with Gillian Flynn's Sharp Objects in this exceptional thriller. Gutsy, gripping—and pitch-perfect in its resurrection of an era long gone."—A. J. Finn, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in the Window "Big Woods is perfectly timed to take advantage of the 1980s horror revival. Its historic details are excellent, down to the songs on Leah’s c... read more

March of Crime (The Murder-By-Month Mysteries)

Jess Lourey

A doll walks into a bar...Ida Gilbertson of the Battle Lake Senior Sunset nursing home has a new hobby: crafting life-sized dolls and displaying them around town. Budding PI Mira James finds the homemade mannequins creepy enough on their own, but when she's forced to sit next to one and discovers a human corpse under the hat and wig, it becomes personal.Police Chief Gary Wohnt is all too eager... read more

A doll walks into a bar...Ida Gilbertson of the Battle Lake Senior Sunset nursing home has a new hobby: crafting life-sized dolls and displaying them around town. Budding PI Mira James finds the homemade mannequins creepy enough on their own, but when she's forced to sit next to one and discovers a human corpse under the hat and wig, it becomes personal.Police Chief Gary Wohnt is all too eager... read more

The Lacemaker's Secret (A Chloe Ellefson Mystery)

Kathleen Ernst

Greed, Uncertainty, and Death Get Tangled in the Mystery of a Rare Piece of Belgian Lace Curator Chloe Ellefson needs distraction from the unsettling family secret she's just learned. It doesn't help that her boyfriend, Roelke McKenna, has been troubled for weeks and won't say why. Chloe hopes a consulting job at Green Bay's Heritage Hill Historical Park, where an old Belgian-American farmhous... read more

Greed, Uncertainty, and Death Get Tangled in the Mystery of a Rare Piece of Belgian Lace Curator Chloe Ellefson needs distraction from the unsettling family secret she's just learned. It doesn't help that her boyfriend, Roelke McKenna, has been troubled for weeks and won't say why. Chloe hopes a consulting job at Green Bay's Heritage Hill Historical Park, where an old Belgian-American farmhous... read more

Murder on the Bucket List (A Bucket List Mystery)

Elizabeth Perona

The septuagenarian women of the Summer Ridge Bridge Club have gathered in secret late one July night to check skinny-dipping off their bucket list. But as Francine observes, the jittery members seem more obsessed with body issues and elaborate preparations than actually stripping down and getting in the pool. A pungent smell emanating from the pool shed provides a perfect distraction. When a d... read more

The septuagenarian women of the Summer Ridge Bridge Club have gathered in secret late one July night to check skinny-dipping off their bucket list. But as Francine observes, the jittery members seem more obsessed with body issues and elaborate preparations than actually stripping down and getting in the pool. A pungent smell emanating from the pool shed provides a perfect distraction. When a d... read more

19 Souls (A Sin City Investigation)

J.D. Allen

"Overall, a must read for thriller fans and perhaps the best PI story we have read this year so far."—Mystery Tribune "Her plotting and pacing will keep you up long after Proust and Henry James have rocked you to sleep. Stay tuned for a series that promises many, many more troubled dreams."—Kirkus Reviews "Bean's inner and outer dialogue is quick, snappy, and authentic to the profession. The p... read more

"Overall, a must read for thriller fans and perhaps the best PI story we have read this year so far."—Mystery Tribune "Her plotting and pacing will keep you up long after Proust and Henry James have rocked you to sleep. Stay tuned for a series that promises many, many more troubled dreams."—Kirkus Reviews "Bean's inner and outer dialogue is quick, snappy, and authentic to the profession. The p... read more

Celtic Lore & Spellcraft of the Dark Goddess: Invoking the Morrigan

Stephanie Woodfield

Invoke the Morrigan―the Celtic embodiment of the victory, strength, and power of the Divine Feminine―and be transformed by her fierce and magnificent energy. In this comprehensive, hands-on guide to Celtic Witchcraft, Stephanie Woodfield invites you to explore the Morrigan's rich history and origins, mythology, and magic. Discover the hidden lessons and spiritual mysteries of the Dark Goddess ... read more

Invoke the Morrigan―the Celtic embodiment of the victory, strength, and power of the Divine Feminine―and be transformed by her fierce and magnificent energy. In this comprehensive, hands-on guide to Celtic Witchcraft, Stephanie Woodfield invites you to explore the Morrigan's rich history and origins, mythology, and magic. Discover the hidden lessons and spiritual mysteries of the Dark Goddess ... read more

The Pure Heart of Yoga: Ten Essential Steps for Personal Transformation

Robert Butera Butera

Inner stillness. Perfect awareness. True beauty. Yoga is much more than just a physical activity. It is a conscious lifestyle that brings about a profound spiritual and personal transformation. This book on yoga invites you to experience yoga as the ancient masters intended it-a holistic way of life that unites the body, mind, and spirit for complete health and well-being. With clear instructi... read more

Inner stillness. Perfect awareness. True beauty. Yoga is much more than just a physical activity. It is a conscious lifestyle that brings about a profound spiritual and personal transformation. This book on yoga invites you to experience yoga as the ancient masters intended it-a holistic way of life that unites the body, mind, and spirit for complete health and well-being. With clear instructi... read more

Witchy Crafts: 60 Enchanted Projects for the Creative Witch

Lexa Olick

Weave Magic Into Your Handmade Craft Projects Create powerfully magical crafts, tools, and more with this unique book offering step-by-step instruction for sixty witchy crafts you’ll treasure for years to come. Let personal energy flow through your hands and into these fun and imaginative ideas especially designed for witches. Witchy Crafts is an illustrated two-part manual with Part One cover... read more

Weave Magic Into Your Handmade Craft Projects Create powerfully magical crafts, tools, and more with this unique book offering step-by-step instruction for sixty witchy crafts you’ll treasure for years to come. Let personal energy flow through your hands and into these fun and imaginative ideas especially designed for witches. Witchy Crafts is an illustrated two-part manual with Part One cover... read more

Voices of the Earth: The Path of Green Spirituality

Clea Danaan

Awaken your psychic powers, talk to nature, and hear her reply. Nature intuitive Clea Danaan gives lessons in building psychic awareness and communicating with plants, trees, and nature spirits. This rewarding connection with nature offers healing, renewal, knowledge of your life purpose, and a spiritual oasis in a chaotic world. Each chapter features meditations, journal exercises, and hands-... read more

Awaken your psychic powers, talk to nature, and hear her reply. Nature intuitive Clea Danaan gives lessons in building psychic awareness and communicating with plants, trees, and nature spirits. This rewarding connection with nature offers healing, renewal, knowledge of your life purpose, and a spiritual oasis in a chaotic world. Each chapter features meditations, journal exercises, and hands-... read more

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Helen Wilkie

I knew the manuscript of my first mystery novel needed work, but the problem was I didn't know what kind of work it needed. That all changed when Nicole read it and gave me her excellent editorial review. She looked at both the big picture — plot holes, character traits, etc. — as well as the nitty gritty such as language and consistency. Now I have a roadmap to make my novel exactly what I wan...

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Helen Wilkie, November 2018

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