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Nancy G West





When Nancy was seven years old, she and her mother wrote poems to each other on special occasions. The poetry was awful, but Nancy learned if you wrote something, people paid attention.

While in high school, Library Journal Pegasus published her poem, a feat she ranked lower than cheerleading. At eighteen, she realized she might be required to get a job.

Journalists were underpaid and English majors sold lingerie, so she studied General Business at the University of Texas (Austin and Houston), slogged through boring courses and earned a BBA. Fortunately, she took a creative writing course.

She married, had two daughters, and read numerous books on writing. She wrote articles, poetry, and the biography of artist Jose Vives-Atsara (Shoal Creek Publishers). She founded Book Publishers of Texas, produced their trade journal and promoted their books for seven years.

She returned to college to study English literature and began writing NINE DAYS TO EVIL, a novel of psychological suspense, Shakespeare, and nonstop-action which won the Blether Gold Award. Her poem, Time to Lie, was featured by Theme and Variations and broadcast on NPR. She wrote San Antonio Womans Book Shelf column for three years and articles for other publications.

As she finished NINE DAYS TO EVIL, Meredith Laughlins story, Merediths mature graduate school friend, Aggie Mundeen, took over Wests consciousness. She created the Aggie Mundeen Mystery Series and thinks writing it is a lot more fun than accounting.
 
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