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Nancy Means Wright

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I'm the author of 18 books of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, including 5 mystery novels from St. Martin's Press, 2 historical novels: Midnight Fires: a Mystery with Mary Wollstonecraft ('10)and the Nightmare ('11)from Perseverance Press.For those who don't know her, Wollstonecraft is the brilliant but rebellious and conflicted 18th century author of A Vindication of the Rights of Woman,and mother of Mary Shelley (think Frankenstein).
I've also published 2 mysteries for kids. The Pea Soup Poisonings, based on my own 4 kids'childhood shenanigans, won the '06 Agatha Award for Best Children's/YA Novel,and The Great Circus Train Robbery was a finalist. My latest mystery is Broken Strings, a spin-off from my St. Martin's Press novels with a puppe
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I'm such a Neanderthal.I just discovered a spot to blog on Good Reads.I already do a monthly blog for Perseverance Press (getitwrite blog.wordpress.com). And on occasion at the VermontBookShelf.blogspot.com. Anyway, here I am. I've a new mystery just out: Broken Strings,with a puppeteer sleuth--a dark cozy, I call it. When Vermont puppeteer Fay finds a friend dead of poisoned yew and a half-sis... Read more of this blog post »
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Broken Strings

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Midnight Fires (Mary Wollst...

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The Nightmare (Mary Wollsto...

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Harvest of Bones (Ruth Will...

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Stolen Honey (Ruth Willmart...

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Poison Apples (Ruth Willmar...

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Mad Cow Nightmare (Ruth Wil...

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Walking Into the Wild

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Queens Never Make Bargains

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Nancy Wright Hi, Nora-Adrienne. Thanks for contacting me. I've just put up a description of The Nightmare for 3 giveaway copies. Should it be listed elsewhere? I still don't wholly know my way around GoodReads!
But I do enjoy your reviews. I must spend more time on Goodreads when I'm done promoting the new book. If one could just write and not have to actively promote! But publishers want us out there...


Nora-adrienne I'm really surprised that Goodread's doesn't ahve "The Nightmare" listed yet for people to add to their "To-Read" lists...


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