New in April 2016
The Shady Sisters

 

New in 2014
Acts of Balance

 

New Historical Novel:
    Queens Never
    Make Bargains

 

Mary
    Wollstonecraft
    Series
Discussion
    Questions for
    Midnight Fires

 

Walking into the Wild
Broken Strings

 

Nancy's Backstory

 

Ruth Willmarth
    Series

 

Nancy's Books:
Fiction
Mad Season
Harvest of Bones
Poison Apples
Stolen Honey
Fire and Ice
Mad Cow     Nightmare
The above 5 novels in print, and now
e-books, Belgrave House.
The Losing

 

Nancy's Books for Children:
The Pea Soup
    Poisonings

Agatha Award 2006
Best Children's/YA Novel
Down the Strings
The Great Circus
    Train Robbery

Agatha Finalist

 

Nonfiction
Make Your Own
    Change
Vermonters at
    their Craft

 

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An Interview with
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Brief Bio For Busy Librarians (and other readers)
Contact Nancy

Nancy Means Wright

    APPLE DOCTOR

    Fresh cheeked and white-
    haired he leans over
    my bare breast and we talk
    poems. He writes
    a little, a Carlos
    Williams. Last week
    he watched a neighbor
    die, it was cancer. He
    blames the farms,
    he blames the pesticides.
    They killed her for
    the money, he says. Weekends

    he grows apples,
    a dozen organic trees,
    he gives the fruit away.
    He grafts Granny Smith
    on to Gingergold,
    nine varieties
    on a single tree: Gala,
    Grimes Golden, Greening,
    Gravenstein—oh
    he knows alliteration,
    knows about line
    breaks—finds

    one. The fingers
    pause there left of my
    nipple. Now

    we talk endings
    the way a poem
    comes like love
    to climax, a slow
    swelling under the skin
    like a maggot
    burrowing into the core
    and the apple
                              splits.

by Nancy Means Wright                   

 

Published 2000 in my chapbook, Walking Up Into the Volcano (Pudding House Publications)

 

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