New in April 2016
The Shady Sisters

 

New in 2014
Acts of Balance

 

New Historical Novel:
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    Make Bargains

 

Mary
    Wollstonecraft
    Series
Discussion
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    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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Brief Bio For Busy Librarians (and other readers)
Contact Nancy

Nancy Means Wright

    THE SHADY SISTERS

    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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