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Nancy G. West

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AWARD-WINNING AGGIE MUNDEEN MYSTERIES
SECOND EDITIONS RELEASED:

FIT TO BE DEAD - DANG NEAR DEAD
and the prequel, NINE DAYS TO EVIL!

AND A NEW SPIN-OFF SERIES...

The first Aggie Mundeen LAKE Mystery: THE PLUNGE, is a spinoff from the original award-winning series, Aggie Mundeen Mysteries. In THE PLUNGE, Aggie & Sam plan a quiet weekend at a lakeside cottage, a crime and are caught in a 500-year flood. The experience changes them and sends them in new directions. Thus, the LAKE Mysteries

Award-winning AGGIE MUNDEEN MYSTERIES
http://tinyurl.com/p5tt53h

Single, past thirty and fearless, Aggie’s curiosity and amateur sleuthing draw her into investigations that jeopardize her life and frustrate San Antonio Detective Sam Vanderhoven. Despite growth
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Nancy G. West If I'm stuck for specifics about a character or scene I want to write, I start making lists. For a scene: What's its purpose? Who should be in it? Whi…moreIf I'm stuck for specifics about a character or scene I want to write, I start making lists. For a scene: What's its purpose? Who should be in it? Which character will best illustrate what I want to show?

For a character: I list background, psychological motivation, looks, traits...
you get the idea...until they appear full-grown in my imagination.

Actually, for me writer's block comes about at often as eater's block.(less)
Nancy G. West Getting to use your imagination...making stuff up..having fun...seeing what readers say.

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By the way, A…more
Getting to use your imagination...making stuff up..having fun...seeing what readers say.

Sally and Cecilia, I'm glad you liked my answer.
By the way, Aggie Mundeen Mystery #3, SMART, BUT DEAD, is now available for pre-order! http://tinyurl.com/p5tt53h: Release date is November 17.

"SMART. Aggie Mundeen is smart.
BUT she’s also a little clumsy, irrepressible, and irresistible.
DEAD. She might well end up dead if she continues nosing around the university where her questions are not wanted. Smart, But Dead is the perfect combination of brains and heart. A tight mystery, an irrepressible heroine, and superb writing.” – James W. Ziskin, author of the Ellie Stone mysteries and Anthony Award-Finalist of No Stone Unturned(less)
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Fit To Be Dead (Aggie Munde...

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Dang Near Dead (Aggie Munde...

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The free copy of NINE DAYS TO EVIL with a purchase of FIT TO BE DEAD or DANG NEAR DEAD is over. Books are back to the regular price.

Thank you for signing up for BOOK NEWS on my website to take advantage of this opportunity. There will be more events and special sales coming up. Stay tuned.
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Nancy West Beth wrote: "Hi Nancy,
Thanks for befriending this fellow mystery author here as well as elsewhere!"


Hi Beth,
I'm glad we're keeping in touch. I look forward to seeing you in Colorado Springs!
Nancy


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