Greetings fellow mystery lovers,

Sick of winter? Ready to enjoy a good mystery while steeping yourself in splendid spring weather? I’m all over that too!

Redeeming Trust launched December 9 we were slogging through a snowstorm in New York City. My poor protagonist, Kingsley Ward, didn’t fare much better, as a diabolical killer was intent on murdering her. The third Trust novel in the trilogy now has an official title—Vanished: A Trust Mystery, Book 3. It will be released on Saturday, October 27, 2018.

The Dying Hour will have a sequel! Watch for The Innocent Hour to be released in 2019. I’m so grateful for your support and wonderful feedback. That keeps me scheming and committed to bringing you an exceptional mystery.

Have a glorious spring. And I hope to see you at any of the following writers’ events. All the best,


Redeeming Trust, the sequel to A Matter of Trust, is in the news!
Click here to read the full article that appeared in the Sunday, December 17, newspaper facing the best-seller list.


I’ll be participating and/or attending the following events. I would love to see you there.

Monday, July 9, 2018

ITW Firearms Workshop

Grand Hyatt Hotel

109 East 42 Street

New York, NY


Wednesday June 6, 2018

Nancy will be attending the MWA-NY’s meeting presentation by Detective Derick Waller

He will discuss life in the NYPD during the era of minority arrest quotas.

New York


Friday through Sunday, May 18-20

PennWriters 31st Annual Conference

Eden Resort & Suites

222 Eden Road

Lancaster, PA


Saturday, May 5, 2018

The Cupboard Maker Presents Local Authors

157 North Enola Road

Routes 11 & 15

Enola, PA 17025

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Fiercely independent bookstores are a readers best friend and the backbone of many thriving communities. On May 5, the 20+ year owners of The Cupboard Maker Books in Enola, PA, hosted a Local Authors Event and book signing. Imagine, being surrounded by 125,000 volumes of new and gently read hardbacks and paperbacks in a plethora of genres!

Pictured to my right (your left) are novelists J. L. “Hanna” Grubble and on my left, Yvonne Schuchart. Behind us are but a few of the dozens of original bookshelves from which the business derived its name. The bookstore is located at 157 North Enola Road (routes 11/15) near Harrisburg.


Saturday and Sunday, April 28-29, 2018

Barnes & Noble Local Authors event

Broadcasting Square Shopping Center

2751 Paper Mill Road Wyomissing, PA 19610

1:00 to 4:00 p.m. both afternons

B N 4 28 to 29 crew

Many thanks to everyone who took time from our first gorgeous weekend in ages to visit me and my fellow writers at Barnes & Noble’s Local Author Event on April 28 and 29 in Wyomissing. B & N managers and staff are such gracious hosts.

Pictured L to R are John Kissinger, Nancy, Dan Dismuke, Adrean Turner Mrs. Berks County PA 2018, Heather Christie, Todd Keisling, Michelle Kemper-Brownlow and Kristen L. Jackson who snapped our photo. And yes, their books are available at B & N and through their publishers.


Saturday, April 28, 2018

Hershey Public Library Local Author’s Event

701 Cocoa Avenue

Hershey, PA 17033

9:30 to 5 p.m.

I’ll be speaking around at 10:30

Julie Brnik l

If you’ve never visited the Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue, you should go. It’s amazing! Julie Brnik (pictured with me above), Adult Programming Librarian, organized their second Local Author Festival on April 28. The purpose was to highlight the intellectual and creative accomplishments of writers while nurturing the pursuit of the writing arts.

Over 30 authors participated, visiting with library patrons and answering their questions while enjoying the camaraderie of fellow authors. Each gave brief individual presentations to visitors. Even the beautiful weather contributed to the delightful Festival. Libraries are perfect places for readers to feed their habit in a peaceful environment.


Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Edgar Symposium

Grand Hyatt Hotel


You don’t have to be a member of MWA to register for this amazing symposium.


Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Mysterious Bookshop

58 Warren Street

Pre-Edgars party. Stop by to meet this year’s Edgar nominees and your favorite authors.



Thursday, April 19, 2018

When Death Imitates Art

A suspense novel by mystery novelist P. D. Halt

The Mysterious Bookshop

58 Warren Street

New York, New York

6:30 p.m. launch party. Come meet my friend Phyllis if you possibly can!


Mysterious Pennsylvanians Return to the Muhlenberg Community Library

Saturday, December 2, 2017, 11:00am – Noon: Panel Discussion Noon-12:30 pm: Meet and mingle with authors

Muhlenberg Community Library 3612 Kutztown Road, Laureldale, PA 19605


Stop by Barnes & Noble’s Wyomissing store on
Saturday, November 18, and Sunday, November 19, from 1 to 3 p.m.
I’d love to see you!



Lancaster PA Barnes & Noble graciously hosted Local Authors Event on November 4.

Please stop by my book-signing event at the Lancaster Barnes & Noble
on Saturday, November 4. I’ll be greeting book lovers between 2 and 4 p.m. at their Local Author Event.
The Lancaster B & N is located at 1700 Red Rose Commons, Lancaster Pa.

Hope to see you there.


What: Collingswood Book Festival
Why: Participating Author

When: Saturday, October 7, 2017 • 10 to 4 p.m.

Where: Outdoor Street Festival along Haddon Avenue
Collingwood, New Jersey


What: Meet and Greet
Why: Welcome readers to hear Nancy Hughes odyssey from journalist to a life of crime—fiction, that is.
When: Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Where: West Lawn – Wyomissing Hills Library
101 Woodside Avenue
West Reading, PA 19609


What: "Murder As You Like It”
Why: Mystery Conference Panelist
When: Saturday, August 19, 2017 • 9:30 am - 2:30 pm

Where: Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church
5000 Simpson Ferry Road, Mechanicsburg, PA


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