The photo above was taken just off North St. in Claremont, NH
Photo by Neil P. Allen
Photo by Neil P. Allen
*NEW* Coloring Pages
I started drawing coloring pages featuring kid friendly images including fish friends, snakes, snails and more. Click here to see them all.
Thanks for stopping by my site! Here, you'll find more about me; the books I have published, both under my current name and my former name, Nancy A. Cavanaugh; information about works in progress; free eBooks featuring my photography; my writing portfolio with links to many of the stories that have been published; and much more.
In many areas in my life, but especially my writing, I tend to take the road that has been least traveled. I'm not afraid to take chances or explore difficult topics. My writing is sometimes an acquired taste but it is guaranteed to not be what you would expect. I love using humor to counter the dark topics and I'm not a major fan of the typical "happy ending" for my stories. You can find out more in the interview below.
You can't be a writer for children without having a place just for them! In the For the Kids section you'll find information about stories that I've been working on, activity pages, and links to a virtual library with free eBooks for children.
My first interview as an author writing under my former name, Nancy A. Cavanaugh! Read my answers about reading, writing and me. (PDF)
This time I was interviewed by Vermont Public Radio (VPR) as Neil Pierce Allen about being transgender and covering a transgender issue for the newspaper I worked for that has sparked a lot of controversy in other areas of the country. It was pretty exciting, especially since I didn't have any idea what he was going to use from the two hours that we spoke. (Story)
I was chosen as the winner for an African-American History Month essay contest sponsored by the DiPietro Library at Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, NH. (Essay)
The Winston Inn Murders
The Winston Inn has a sordid past as a brothel owned and operated by Jess Winston in the late 1800s. Author Anna Mitchell visits the inn to write a fictionalization of Jess' story. Shortly after her arrival, murders mirroring the ones in Anna's novel start happening and she finds her life is in danger as she gets closer to revealing the truth about who killed the prostitutes from the past. (Purchase Smashwords, Amazon, Etsy) Now available as a paperback from Amazon!
Astral is a homeless transgender teen living on the streets, being prostituted and doped up by her pimp. She "happens" onto a ring that could be her ticket out of Dodge. Astral grabs the chance and runs with it. While she's trying to escape she runs into her pimp and ducks into a building to hide then discovers she's in a woman's shelter. It is a reprieve with hot showers and meals and possibly more but Astral panics and goes on the run again. Will she finally escape Dodge? (Purchase)
Unreal stories for an unreal time.
With more than 20 stories, these micro speculative fiction stories are perfect for smart devices and short enough to read while standing in line or waiting at the doctor's office. (Purchase)
The Emu: A Curious Bird
Learn all about the largest bird in Australia including where it lives, family life, extinction and much more. Paperback version available exclusively at Amazon.com. (Purchase)
Click the paws if you love teddy bears!