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Nancy Adams

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A freelance editor and former librarian, Nancy writes mysteries and fantasy for adults and kids.

Her first publication, “The Secret of the Red Mullet,” was selected for the anthology FISH TALES (Wildside Press, 2011), and tells the story of a young sister and brother in ancient Rome who follow the trail of a mysterious amulet spit up by their cat. Another short story, “The Black Cat,” won the 2014 award for best Halloween story submitted to Kings River Life Magazine, and can be read online via the link on her website. Her novel CHIMERA, a contemporary fantasy set in Paris, was a finalist for the 2013 Daphne Du Maurier award in the category of unpublished mainstream.

Other short stories, “The Secrets of the Sibyl” (a Gothic tale set in ancien

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I have recently become obsessed with planting to attract local and migrating pollinators—which basically means planting plants that attract and feed bees and butterflies. It all started with a catalog that came last year from Prairie Moon Nursery in Minnesota. At the time, I looked it over and thought it was pretty interesting, but last year I was on our church’s Search Committee to find a new

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“The fir tree had grown a punk haircut, as it did every summer.”
Nancy Adams, Saint Nick and the Fir Tree

“Friendship ... is born at the moment when one man says to another "What! You too? I thought that no one but myself . . .”
C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves

“Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.”
Oscar Wilde

“All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

“It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.”
Dr. Seuss

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message 1: by Beth

Beth Hi Nancy,
Thanks for sending a friend request to me on Goodreads. I'm always happy to befriend a fellow Sisters in Crime Guppy!

You should put Fish Tales: The Guppy Anthology on your read list and give it a good rating. Also, I hope you'll consider putting my books, A Real Basket Case, To Hell in a Handbasket, and the recently released Deadly Currents, on your to-read list. If you'd like to enter a contest for free mystery books, sign up for my email newsletter at: .
- Beth

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