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Greetings Fellow Mystery Lovers,

Industry experts confirm that book sales were up 10% in 2020, and another 10% in 2021. Just think about that! Nobody can say American's aren't reading books any more. Do you know anyone who isn't? Occasionally or voraciously? Gathering with family and friends, we can't help catch recommendations for new favorite books. 

Writing is the "big much" of authors' fun. But hearing that readers loved our work and wondering when the next one will be released makes a year's work even more special. Thank you!  

My belief in Yankee ingenuity and the incredible contribution proved true. We have vaccines and Americans willing to tolerate the inconvenience of masks and social distancing for others' protection. Americans gave without counting the cost, struggled without heeding the discomfort, labored without seeking any rewards, except to know they are serving others and their higher power. 

I can’t thank my readers and friends enough for buoying my spirits and encouraging me to keep writing. My author friends have created an explosion of talent in myriad genre. I’ve been humbled to read some excellent ARCs and asked to comment on new releases. Prepare for your favorite authors' exceptional offerings!

Be safe. Be happy. Thank a Vet. And keep the faith!

Nancy

p.s. Books make great birthday, graduation and hostess gifts. Visit your favorite authors' websites to learn about their contributions. And don't forget to post those 5-star reviews. Happy reading!


Announcing! Buried Trust, my sixth mystery and the fourth in my Trust series, 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.

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.

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Finally! We've been sprung. I’ll be participating and/or attending the following events. I would love to see you there.

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

 

I'm thrilled to be a finalist in Killer Nashville's 2022 Best Mystery competition. If you're planning to attend Killer Nashville's Conference on August 18 - 21, please look me up! I'd love to see you.

 

MWA-NY KGB Readings: Tentatively plan to read from Buried Trust on Tuesday, October 11. Final location may change. 

 

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

 

BOLD Author's Group: Regardless of where you are or your genre, you're welcome to join us to swap information, inspiration and war stories, the last Saturdays of the month, 9:30 a.m. at B & N Wyomissng PA. For details, go to BOLD's FB page. 

 

On Saturday, July 30, from 1 to 3 p.m., I presented "Great Beginnings" to Pagoda Writers at Barnes & Noble, Wyomissing PA.

 

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 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 the Last Saturdays of each month, I attend the BOLD Authors' Group Meetings, lately at B & N. Weather and Covid has made for challenging venues. Writers of all genre are welcome to join us. Google BOLD for specifics.

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

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BOLD CAFE'S HOLIDAY BOOK SALE

Books for Children & Adults of All Ages

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

550 Penn Avenue, West Reading, PA 

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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.

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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.

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GOOD DAY PA  ABC 27

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.

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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

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The Write Way Café guest post

Thursday, November 8, 2018 

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

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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

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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.

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Sharing With Our Writers: Guest Speaker

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

5000 Wegmans Dr, Bethlehem, PA 18017

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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

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Saturday August 11, 2018

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

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Monday, July 9, 2018

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

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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

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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

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Friday through Sunday, May 18-20

PennWriters 31st Annual Conference

Eden Resort & Suites

222 Eden Road

Lancaster, PA

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Saturday, May 5, 2018

The Cupboard Maker Presents Local Authors

157 North Enola Road

Routes 11 & 15

Enola, PA 17025

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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

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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

 

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Edgar Symposium

Grand Hyatt Hotel

Manhattan

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

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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.

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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!

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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

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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!

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barnersandnoble

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.

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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

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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

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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!

Nancy

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