Author Spotlight & Giveaway: Nancy Naigle!

*Giveaway!* Easy Entry! U.S. only~Ends 12/10/17
 Today’s featured author is the charismatic Nancy Naigle! Learn some fun facts about Nancy in this short Q&A.  Leave a question on the blog for a chance to win Hope at Christmas!

1. What genre(s) do you write?  

Small Town Romance

2. Coffee or tea lover?  

Both, but in the winter I’m more of a tea drinker.  I don’t like my coffee too strong or too hot. (*pass the ice)  My favorite tea is by Harney & Sons and is called PARIS Tea.  It is absolutely delightful!

3. Name one thing on your bucket list.  

See the Northern Lights

4. Do you have pets?

I have two big dogs. A chocolate lab named Dakota, and a 10 month old 112 lb Pyrenean Mastiff puppy named Sarge. I like to call him Large Sarge. I also have a Palomino named Tooter who is the best horse in the whole world. I also have a stray pink pot-bellied pig that likes to visit and eat with the horse. She comes and goes as she pleases. It’s really quite funny.  Life in the country is good!

5. When I wake up every morning I… thank God for another day. Write in my journal what I’m grateful for. Then let the dogs out. (Yes! It was me all along! Who let the dogs out? Nancy!)

​6. Weirdest​ or unique thing you own.  NAIGLE_Mercedes

How about “worst purchase ever” ~ I went to the Mecum Auction in Florida a few years ago. It had been on my bucket list. I hadn’t planned to buy anything, I’d just always wanted to go. Well, this shiny red Mercedes convertible rolled across the block. It was absolutely ADORABLE. I hadn’t checked it out ahead of time, because I hadn’t planned on buying anything. Well, when it got down to just a couple thousand dollars I thought How can I go wrong? It’s a 98 Mercedes SLK with only 40000 miles on it. My paddle went in the air. Someone else bid. My paddle flew in the air again. (Did I mention I can be a little competitive?) The excitement grew. The auctioneer assistant was standing right in front of me, nodding and encouraging me! I hesitated, but…yes, you guessed it…my paddle went up again. Well, at the end of the day I had a Mercedes convertible. Yes, it was shiny, but the passenger door wouldn’t shut, and the inside dash had been completely ripped out in a drug raid, and the tires were dry-rotted too. I had to have that thing shipped home. Then put in the shop for nearly a year. I call it the “little mule” because of it’s drug history. Now, it’s a cute-at-first-glace don’t- look-too-close  over-priced driveway ornament. Anyone want to buy a car?

​7. Do you have ​any hobbies or particular skills?  

Is watching Hallmark considered a hobby…or an addiction?

8. What do you hope readers will experience or gain when reading your stories?

Relaxation, and a reminder that there’s always hope and good in the world. My goal when I wrote my first book, and it remains today, is to give my readers a story that will let them forget their troubles, shopping lists, bills, stress, or whatever is weighing them down…at least long enough to catch a breath. Hugs and happy reading~

Meet Nancy Naigle

More books by Nancy Naigle

 USA Today bestselling author NANCY NAIGLE whips up small-town love stories with a dash of suspense and a whole lot of heart. Now happily retired, she devotes her time to writing, antiquing, and the occasional spa day with friends. A native of Virginia Beach, she currently calls North Carolina home.


Hope at Christmas

Available on Amazon

A heartwarming Christmas story that proves you can always go home again.

Sydney Ragsdale is looking for a fresh start far away from her controlling ex-husband and the self-doubt that has plagued her since the divorce. Returning to her childhood home in Hopewell, North Carolina is just what her soul needs. Praying some Christmas magic will follow her she moves with her daughter to a farmhouse that once belonged to her grandparents. While there Sydney finds solace working at The Book Bea, her favorite bookstore.

Single dad Kevin MacAlea, Mac to his friends, is the local high school history teacher and baseball coach. He is also the towns best kept secret—he has been playing Santa since his son was born twelve years ago. Mac loves the enchantment of the season and wants his son to share in his joy.

When a catastrophe forces The Book Bea to close before the end of the year, everyone in the small town is feeling the loss. While Sydney is already off-balance by the bad news, her ex-husband breaks a promise to their daughter that sends her running away and threatens the relationship that she has begun with Mac.

As Sydney and Mac try to figure out what their next steps are together they will soon discover that there’s always hope at Christmas.


Nancy Naigle is giving away a signed copy OR ebook- winner’s choice of Hope at Christmas,  (U.S only) to one lucky commenter!

To enter, simply leave Nancy a question about her books or based on her Q&A responses.  Giveaway ends on 12/10/17.

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23 thoughts on “Author Spotlight & Giveaway: Nancy Naigle!

    1. Oh gosh, usually the last one I watched! The one that I absolutely don’t miss is The Christmas Ornament with Kellie Martin. I lost my husband in 2014, and that movie truly touches my heart every single time I watch it. She really nailed the internal struggle of being a widow and trying to find your new normal, especially at the holidays. That being said, I loved The Bridge based on the book by Karen Kingsbury last year.

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  1. How many books did you leave at all those “little libraries” you visited on your road trip and how many “little libraries” did you find in all?

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    1. Hi, Shannon,
      None of this story was based on my life. The story started with the idea of a woman trying to regain her confidence and life with her daughter over the holidays. I just make up the characters and the town and let my imagination go wild.
      I hope you loved the town of Hopewell.
      Hugs and happy holiday reading~

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  2. LOL I am also a Hallmark addict. I watch year round. But the Christmas movies…..oh I just cannot resist. The cheesier, the better. And the dramatic are amazing too. Right now, I am watching The Christmas Train for the fourth time already. I had listened to it years ago. And liked it! The movie is awesome.
    Now, I wonder if you ever thought about your car story turning into a romance story!? My thoughts as you were telling it were “Wonder what they find hidden inside this car?” After all, its from a drug raid. haha All I can think is the handsome mechanic working on it and the lady that bought it on a whim and then just forgot about it. While the guy is working on it, he has a connection with the car and puts his heart into it. Then finds…….. I don’t know what. Maybe a recipe book. Maybe a lottery ticket. Maybe some jewelry. Not expensive. But obviously special…..
    Its all just rolling around in my head. haha
    Its a fun story. And I am so glad you shared the fun interview answers!!

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  3. i saw your book at the store the other day. can’t buy it yet cause it is on my wish list for Christmas. loved reading about your leaving books at the little libraries.

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