Happy new year! And…I changed my blog name

I hope you had a happy new year’s eve celebration. We had champagne and went to bed early so I could get up and watch the sunrise for the first day of 2015.

First sunrise

Sometimes you have to make a decision, and that can be hard to do.

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But if you just remember this motto, it helps: Make a decision and then make it right. 

I made a decision to create a new pen name for my romance. Then it became really hard trying to get a new blog up and running. And it was really hard to sell any books when I kept my new pen name a secret! After all, I really need the support of friends and family. So little by little I have been making changes to make that initial decision right. Yesterday, a friend told me I could just rename this blog. Who knew? So now this is NicciCarreraRomance.com, but NiaSimoneAuthor.com will still get you here. And you can call me Nicci, Nia, or Antonia.

Anyway, you are all my friends, and I really needed you to be part of my Nicci life. Thank you for following and for sharing your photos and lives and insights in the blogosphere.

I started with a sunrise, so I thought it would be nice to close with a sunset. This was a sunset that set the clouds on fire on December 29th, near Reno, Nevada.


Nicci, AKA Nia


Today is cloudy! So even though yesterday’s sunrise was just a repeat of the day before, the image no longer feels ho-hum to me. Here’s yesterday’s mountain sunrise (slightly enhanced):

Sunrise Monday

I forgot to post this photo, sunrise at the Austin, Texas airport, shot through the window:

Texas sunrise

But you REALLY have to see this incredible sunrise photo (don’t miss the bird in the sky) and gorgeous poem that was just posted by The Hour of Soft Light: