It’s officially official!

Well, after about a year of querying my mystery novel, I can now announce that I’m going to be published with Pandamoon Publishing in the near future!  They are a small press out of Austin, TX, and the owner just happens to be a Red Sox fan (which I think worked in my favor).  I’m going to be learning a lot about the publishing business through them, and I’m already working on the second book in the series of Baseball Cozy Mysteries.  Stay tuned for an announcement one when/where you can buy a copy of the first book!

Here is the press release:

Pandamoon Publishing Acquires Baseball Cozy Mystery Series, DEATH AT FIRST PITCH by Nicole Asselin

Austin, TX – 4/27/18 – Pandamoon Publishing proudly announces the acquisition of the baseball cozy mystery series, DEATH AT FIRST PITCH by Bostonian Nicole Asselin. “We are excited to welcome Nicole to our growing creative community and look forward to publishing her unique series that blends her love of baseball with her passion for mysteries,” said Zara Kramer, publisher at Pandamoon Publishing and an avid member of #RedSoxNation herself.

“For her 32 years of life, Madeline Boucher grew up a baseball fan. Her grandfather ensured a love for the game and particularly the Boston Red Sox from an early age by purchasing a local Independent League Baseball team, the Abington Armadillos, before she was born. When circumstances force her to return home, she finally accepts her place in the family,” Kramer added.

“Walking into the ballpark, Madeline encounters the body of a prospective scout in the visitor’s dugout. He’s been bludgeoned to death with a baseball bat. Madeline uses her position in the baseball front office to learn more about the victim and potential suspects. While facing anonymous threats, she realizes that she may have bitten off more than she can chew,” Asselin said.

DEATH AT FIRST PITCH expands Pandamoon Publishing’s growing catalogue of crime, mystery, and suspense thrillers that include PARIAH by Ward Parker and CRYBABY LANE by Laura Ellen Scott.

“I’m thrilled to join Pandamoon Publishing and am excited to get started on this journey to bring my series to life. I’m especially looking forward to participating in the entire process, which is something you don’t find with other publishers,” Asselin said.

Asselin is a Navy Brat who followed her father to his various stations. She holds a degree from Curry College in Milton, MA in English/Creative Writing with a minor in Dance. She received a Master’s Degree in Arts Management from George Mason University before serving as a technical writer in Government Contracting. Currently, she works in Downtown Boston and lives on the South Shore with her three cats Julia, Jacques, and Madeline. She is a member of Sisters in Crime and Mystery Writers of America

Pandamoon Publishing focuses on publishing quality and unique fiction works and distributes them through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and Ingram, as well as other book distributors and bookstores worldwide, including Powell’s and Books-A-Million. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Pandamoon Publishing is dedicated to growing good ideas into great reads…one book at a time. Review copies of our books are available to journalists and qualified reviewers through our media contact. Learn more at www.pandamoonpublishing.com.

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