New in April 2016
The Shady Sisters


New in 2014
Acts of Balance


New Historical Novel:
    Queens Never
    Make Bargains


    Questions for
    Midnight Fires


Walking into the Wild
Broken Strings


Nancy's Backstory


Ruth Willmarth


Nancy's Books:
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

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

Agatha Finalist


Make Your Own
Vermonters at
    their Craft


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Brief Bio For Busy Librarians (and other readers)
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Nancy Means Wright


    live in a house with yellow shutters
           and yellow doors. I suspect

    that the wallpaper is yellow too,
            but I've never been inside.

    A yellow sign on the yellow porch
            says that the Shady Sisters

    make lampshades to specification.
            And they do. I know because one day

    my husband went in and came out
            a cut-out, thirteen-inch lampshade.

    Now every night when I switch
            on the light by my pillow

    Gunther grins down through the holes
            in the cut-out shade

    but he can't speak.
            Thanks to the Shady Sisters

    I am able to finish my writing
            without interruption.

by Nancy Means Wright                   


Published in Mudfish, 1996.


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