The Journey To Publication


My journey began as a creative outlet while traveling on long plane trips for my work in advertising and marketing.  That’s when I started writing short fiction.  Stories with a word count of no more then 4,000.  I liked it, and soon signed up for writing classes, conferences and local workshops.  My goal was to create unique stories told in a distinctive voice.  I’m happy to say some of those stories have garnered awards and publication in anthologies.  Eleven of them are published in my collection of short stories titled, Like The Flies On The Patio.

Short stories were her primary genre until one morning while in a workshop at The Santa Barbara Writers Conference, it was my turn to read an excerpt.  When finished, the instructor, asked what I was doing for the next couple years, because, “What you have written isn’t a short story, it’s a novel.”  My first inclination was to reject his suggestion―but, he had planted the seed.  After a good deal of foot dragging I came to realize the subject matter was so important I took up the challenge and penned, “The Clock of Life.”

I’m now working on a new novel loosely based on the time my friend and I found an old diary in an antique shop and went in search of the lady who wrote in the book.  The girls will not be called Thelma and Louise, but I’m hoping to get them into all sorts of predicaments on their cross country trip


One Response so far.

  1. Penelope J says:

    Nancy, I remember when you told me about your new book and how you were working it out in your mind. We were on the way to the airport to pick up John Daniel so it was a while back. Love the subject.

    Congratulations on the success of your two books. You’re on one big roll. Hope you’re enjoying it all the way.