Greetings Fellow Mystery Lovers,

I can’t thank everyone enough for buoying my spirits and encouraging me to keep writing. And my author friends, who I finally can reconnect with in person (yea!) who have created an explosion of talent in myriad genre during the shutdown. Prepare for your favorites' exceptional offerings! 

For authors, writting is our addiction of choice; as natural as breathing. And hearing that readers loved our work and wonder when the next book is coming, makes a year's work even more special. That keeps my imagination plotting on new diabolical plots. Thank you!   

Be safe. Be happy. Thank a Veteran and a First Responder. And keep reading!


p.s. Books make great gifts. It's not too soon to think about Mother's and Father's Day, graduation, and birthdays. Hostess? Why not buy a few of your favorite author's newest paperbacks to treat your hosts? And don't forget to post star reviews for them.  

Read Nancy's Newsletters:

June 2022

February 2022


Finally! Our favorite events are returning with caution. I'll be participating and/or attending the following events. I would love to see you there! 


Check my twitter and FB pages, both at hughescribe1, for updated news.


Spring Conferences:

Malice Domestic Conference 2023: April 28 - 30, 5701 Marinelli Road, North Bethesfa, MD. Authors and fans of the genre--there's plenty of time to sign up. 


Pennwriters Conference 2023: May 19-21, Pittsburgh Airport Marriott, https://pennwriters.org.

A wonderful conference for (mostly) Pennsylvania all genre-- for authors, agents, editors and fans -- fiction, nonfiction, poetry, novels, short stories, magazines, text books. There's something for everyone who reads or writes.  


Thank you for attending the Mechanicsburg (PA) Mystery Bookshop, 6 Clauser Road, Sunday, November 6, where I read from Buried Trust. Check out this fine mystery bookstore for upcoming events. We need independent bookstores in our communities, and this is one of the best!


Pub Date With an Author: If you missed my interview with host Susan Pena on BCTV's new program, "Pub Date With an Author," you can catch it on BCTV's website archive, (bctv.org), 


Please stop by the Mysterious Bookshop, 58 Warren Street in Tribeca 1 and pick up a signed copy of my latest mystery, Buried Trust. Another amazing independent bookstore, possibly the oldest and largest in the country. If you're in NYC (near ground zero) do stop in. 


MWA-NY Readings: Thank you for joining me and my mystery-writer friends for our readings on October 11, held at the  famous literary hangout, the KGB Bar, 85 E. 4th street, in NYC's East Village. Watch for monthly readings, courtesy of the Mystery Writers of America's New York Chapter. 


I was thrilled to be a finalist in Killer Nashville's 2022 Best Mystery competition.  Attention writers: Killer Nashville has been a premier event in the south east for twenty years. Look it up for 2023 at Killernashville.com and think about attending next year.


Buried Trust, my sixth mystery and the fourth in my Trust series, was released Saturday, June 11, 2022, by Black Opal Books.

Nancy was featured in the Author Spotlight discussing Buried Trust on Good Day PA at WHTM-TV. Click here to view.

Buried Trust by Nancy A. Hughes is featured in the September 2022 edition of The Big Thrill magazine. Go here!

Vanished Reviewed by Kirkus

"An Engrossing read that's built around a chilling premise."--Kirkus Reviews. Read the entire review here: Reviews by Kirkus

Redeeming Trust, the sequel to A Matter of Trust, was in the news!

Click here
to read the full article that appeared in the Sunday, December 17, 2017 newspaper facing the best-seller list.



 Runners Take Note and Join Me: I'll be volunteering in the Friends of the Reading Hospital's Road Run on Sunday, October 16, 2022, West Reading, PA, and at the Fourth Annual Camel Trot on Sunday, November 13, 2022 at the Reading Municipal Airport. Great fun, both, and worthy fund raisers. Check out their websites.


All Writers, all genre, mark your calendars for Penn Writers 2023 Conference, May 18 - 21. Check their website at pennwriters.org.   


On Saturday, July 30, 2022 from 1 to 3 p.m., I presented "Great Beginnings" to Pagoda Writers at Barnes & Noble, Wyomissing PA. This great, enthusiastic group of multi-genre writers has been meeting for decades to present their work, encourage each other, and enjoy their common passion. Newcomers are welcome. 


I was the featured author on Good Day PA! Author Spotlight on Thursday, June 30 at 10 a.m., answering questions about my latest mystery, Buried Trust.  If you couldn't get WHTV-TV/abc27--it's central PA--you can watch my interview, above, and on my website. Click the blue line, top of my homepage.

On Saturday, June 11, I attended MWA-NY's brunch at Playwright Irish Pub in Manhattan, 27 W 35th St. Thrilled to see fellow crime writers--again!

On Saturday, June 4, I attended the Sacred Oak Visitation in Oley, Pennsylvania. Google their website, learn about this awesome 500-year-old yellow pine and legend, and watch for the next public event, hopefully fall, 2022. 

I attended Penn Writers Conference May 13-14. Writers of any genre, please visit their website @pennwriters.org, and see what's in it for you! Writers mark your calendars now for the May 2023 Penn Writers Conference in Pittsburgh. Details will follow. 

On most last Saturdays of each month, I attend the BOLD Authors' Group Meetings, lately at B & N. Writers of all genre are welcome to join us. Google BOLD's website for dates and location.

And, Pre-Covid...

"GOOD DAY PA, abc 27 News," on Thursday, January 23, 2020. The show was broadcast live from their studio in Harrisburg PA, from 10 to 11 a.m.  Nancy was featured guest and talked about her suspense novel, The Innocent Hour, and its  relevance to today's breadking news about wrongful convictions. It's the sequel to her debut novel, The Dying Hour.

MWA-NY presents “A Universe of Mysteries” panel presentation


Free Library Springfield Township, 8900 Hawthorne Lane, Wyndmoor, PA 19038

Thursday, July 11, 7 p.m. No reservation required.


Edgar Symposium

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Grand Hyatt Hotel, 109 E 42nd St, New York, NY


The Write Way Café Tuesday Special

Featuring Nancy’s mystery/suspense novel, “The Dying Hour”

April 30, 2019, thewritewaycafe.blogspot.com


Guest Speaker, 11th Annual Author’s Tea

The Flanders Hotel, Ocean City, NY, May 2, 2019

Sponsored by the Ocean City Free Public Library Friends & Volunteers


2019 Pennwriters Conference May 17-19

Volunteer “Published Pen”

Pittsburgh Airport Marriott, 777 Aten Rd, Coraopolis, PA


York Book Expo

Saturday, November 2, 2019, 11 to 4 p.m.

Wisehaven Event Center, 2985 E. Prospect Road, York PA 17402


GOOD DAY PA  ABC 27 (Nov 2019 exact date TBA)

Nancy will be interviewed on Good Day PA ABC 27’s “Author Spotlight” to talk about her newest novel, “The Innocent Hour,” to be launched Saturday, Octoer 19, 2019. It’s the long-awaited sequel to “The Dying Hour,” which was her dubut novel in 2016. Good Day PA’s lifestyle TV program airs at 10:30 each weekday morning.


Guest Speaker, "Writing A Trilogy: It's Murder." 

Nancy Hughes Vanished  Click here to view full size flyer.  

Cloud Nine Cafe, 84 Commerce Drive, Wyomissing, PA

Saturday, January 26, 9:30 to 10:30


Wyomissing Public Library: Guest Speaker

Monday, December 3, 6 p.m.

9 Reading Blvd., Wyomissing PA 19610



Books for Children & Adults of All Ages

Saturday, December 8, 2018, from 10 to 12 noon.

550 Penn Avenue, West Reading, PA 


Saturday, December 15, 2018

The Cupboard Maker Presents Local Authors

157 North Enola Road

Routes 11 & 15

Enola, PA 17025

1 to 3 p.m.


Past Events:

The Mysterious Bookshop

Friday, November 9, at 6:30 p.m.

The Mysterious Bookshop hosted a book signing for Nancy’s new mystery novel, the third in the Trust trilogy. The oldest mystery bookshop in the country is located at 58 Warren Street, NYC, in Tribeca, and shelves works of 1300 mystery writers and 541 Sherlock Holmes items.



Nancy was interviewed on Good Day PA ABC 27’s “Author Spotlight” on Tuesday, October 30, to talk about her newest novel, “Vanished: A Trust Mystery.” The third mystery in the Trust series will be launched October 27. Good Day PA’s lifestyle TV program airs at 10:30 each weekday afternoon.
Click here to view the program on the ABC27 website.


Barnes & Noble Authors Event

Nancy celebrated the occasion at a book signing at Barnes & Noble, 2751 Paper Mill Road, in Wyomissing, PA Saturday and Sunday, October 27 and 28, 2018, from 1 to 4 p.m.  2751 Paper Mill Road, Wyomissing, PA


The Write Way Café guest post

Thursday, November 8, 2018 

Click here to to read the post on The Write Way Café.


YORK BOOK EXPO —  “Where Readers and Writers Come To Meet”

Saturday, November 3, 2018, 11 to 4 p.m.  Wisehaven Event Center, 2985 E. Prospect Road, York PA 17402


Jungle Red Writers

On Thursday, November 1, Jungle Red Writers hosted Nancy as their blog guest, which coincided with the release of Vanished: A Trust Mystery. Her topics include what inspires her writing, particularly her shade garden. Click to read the entire post.


Sharing With Our Writers: Guest Speaker

Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 6 p.m.

5000 Wegmans Dr, Bethlehem, PA 18017


MWA-NY presents A Night with author Chris Grabenstein

Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

The Playwright Irish Pub
27 West 35th Street, New York, NY 10001


Saturday August 11, 2018

Murder As You Like It symposium,  5000 Ferry Road, Mechanicsburg, PA


Monday, July 9, 2018

ITW Firearms Workshop,  Grand Hyatt Hotel, 109 East 42 Street,  New York, NY



Saturday, June 9, 2018

Nancy and co-MWA author Don Helin book signing at the Camp Hill Barnes & Noble at 1 p.m.

Nancy and Don would love to have you stop by 

Camp Hill Shopping Center

58 South 32 Street

Camp Hill, PA


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


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 afternoons


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



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


Greetings Fellow Mystery Lovers,

Spring, 2017

Who would have thought? Spring, the most beautiful time for my shade garden, a washout. Rather than writing in my restful summer office built by my hero-husband from 100-year-old barn boards, I was stuck inside, watching invigorated weeds choke my perennials. But hat better time to write as deadlines loomed and summer relinquishes its grasp!

This summer, Vanished: A Trust Mystery, Book 3, is in the capable hands of my Black Opal Books editor. Their talented artist has designed a beautiful cover. I’m busting to share, but the release date isn’t until October 27. So far away! But the day will arrive, along with our raking the explosion of leaves this rain encouraged.

In the works: I’m hoping to launch Vanished in NYC, as I did with The Dying Hour. Details will follow. And I’ll be participating in author events in late summer and fall. I’ll keep you posted here and on social media. I hope you’ll stop by—I’d love to see you. All the best!




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