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.
Photo by Neil P. Allen
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)
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 in this short story. The cover was drawn by my awesomely talented daughter. (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)
I was chosen as the winner for an African-American History Month essay contest sponsored by the DiPietro Library at Franklin Pierce University. (Essay)