Greetings Fellow Mystery Lovers,

Fall—Finally! Even though summer is reluctant to relinquish its heat and humidity. And the rain—relentless! Record-setting levels in south-central PA have kept me at my desk with no excuse but to produce. Oh, but my shade lovers—my other passion—never looked better. I wish you could see it.

Drum roll: Vanished, my third Trust Mystery and fourth novel is right on schedule for its October 27 release! I was torn between laughing or weeping for joy when I emailed the galleys back to my editor. Their talented artist designed a beautiful cover that, as with my previous three mysteries, reveals a clue.

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 throughout fall. I’ll keep you posted. I hope you’ll stop by—I’d love to see you. All the best!


p.s. The holidays are coming. Books make great gifts. Happy reading.

Redeeming Trust, the sequel to A Matter of Trust, is in the news!
Click here to read the full article that appeared in the Sunday, December 17, 2017 newspaper facing the best-seller list.


I’ll be participating and/or attending the following events. I would love to see you there.


Nancy will be 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.


Barnes & Noble Authors Event

Saturday and Sunday, October 27 and 28, 2018

2751 Paper Mill Road, Wyomissing, PA 18610, Starting at 1 p.m.


Vanished: A Trust Mystery is being released by Black Opal Books

Saturday, October 27, 2018.

Nancy will celebrate the occasion at a book signing at Barnes & Noble, 2751 Paper Mill Road, Wyomissing, PA 18610


The Write Way Café guest post

November 8 or 15. Details will follow.


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


Jungle Red Writers
On Thursday, November 1, Jungle Red Writers will host Nancy as their blog guest, which will coincide with the release of Vanished: A Trust Mystery. Her topic will include what inspires her writing, particularly her shade garden.


The Mysterious Bookshop

Friday, November 9, at 6:30 p.m.

The Mysterious Bookshop will host 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.


Wyomissing Public Library: Guest Speaker

Monday, December 3, 6 p.m.

9 Reading Blvd., Wyomissing PA 19610


Past Events:

Sharing With Our Writers: Guest Speaker

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

5000 Wegmans Dr, Bethlehem, PA 18017


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

Saturday August 11, 2018

Murder As You Like It symposium

5000 Ferry Road, Mechanicsburg, PA


Monday, July 9, 2018

ITW Firearms Workshop

Grand Hyatt Hotel

109 East 42 Street

New York, NY



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


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


Friday through Sunday, May 18-20

PennWriters 31st Annual Conference

Eden Resort & Suites

222 Eden Road

Lancaster, PA


Saturday, May 5, 2018

The Cupboard Maker Presents Local Authors

157 North Enola Road

Routes 11 & 15

Enola, PA 17025


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


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



Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Edgar Symposium

Grand Hyatt Hotel


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


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.



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!


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


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!



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.


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


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


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,

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!


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