The photo above was taken just off North St. in Claremont, NH by Neil P. Allen
Thanks for stopping by my site! Here, you'll find out more about me; the books I have published, both under my name and my pen name; 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 less 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 rarely write the typical "happy ending" for my stories. You can find out more about my writing 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.
Interview about the Vermont Standard
A Canadian publication called Monocle interviewed me about the Vermont Standard, the newspaper that I edit for their weekend edition. It is short and pretty descriptive of what is going on now. (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)
My first interview as an author writing under my pen 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 or PDF and Sound File)
A Mystic Romance
When Jenna Watson discovers that her fiancee Mike Jamison is still cheating on her, she leaves him - taking a prize possession and some cash. After a detour in Seattle, Jenna finds herself trying to come to terms with the end of her relationship. On the advice of a bookseller, she explores the notion of moving to Mystic, Connecticut and ends up moving to there for a brand new start.
On her first visit to Mystic, a waitress wishes Jenna good luck in finding a Mystic romance. She's not quite ready then but after she moves to the seaport town, things are much different.
Astral Hamilton is a homeless transgender teenage woman looking to find a way out of the crappy situation life has handed her.
She thinks she has found the answer and takes it, but she continues to make decisions that are not the best for her. Will she finally escape Dodge?
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.
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