Nancy O'Hare


Nancy has written a mystery suspense novel, two travel books and two personal finance handbooks.

Influenced by her former career in finance where she lived and worked in Australia, Oman, Switzerland, Nigeria and Canada, she writes about diverse cultures and destinations less touched by mass tourism.

Smashwords Interview

What's the story behind your latest book?
My latest book is a mystery/suspense novel released January 11, 2023. I started writing it as a personal challenge to write one paragraph a day and to make that paragraph as intriguing and engaging as possible. I wrote it for my father who was fighting lung cancer and mother, his primary care giver. I wanted to give them something to look forward to each day—somewhere for them to escape from the daily stresses they were enduring.

In time, a story with layers of plots and subplots emerged. Through feedback from beta-readers, a handful of friends who read early drafts and my editor’s thorough review, I feel the final story is intense, complex and will keep readers on the edge of their seats. At least, that is my hope!

Normally, life on the Mediterranean island of Malta is safe and calm. Then two professors go missing on the same day. A baker starts dealing in a shady side business. Foreign agents become involved as religion and cybertechnology intertwine.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I do a lot of hiking and some mountaineering. Over the past few years, my husband and I have been training to do the Great Himalayan Trail. We actually started in 2020, but it was cancelled five weeks in due to corona virus lockdowns in Nepal. It looks to go ahead in 2023. We will attempt both the Nepal trail and India trail, taking a total of nine months to cross the Himalayan high-altitude trail.
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The Man in the Barretina Hat
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 78,910. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2023. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime
Normally, life on the Mediterranean island of Malta is safe and calm until two professors go missing. This triggers a series of events that sends intelligence agents to untangle a web of misinformation, conspiracy and shifting allegiances.
From Wages to Riches
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,250. Language: Canadian English. Published: November 20, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Personal finance, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Money
Just starting out and want to know how to manage your money? This handbook outlines what you need to know to achieve financial freedom—from diversified ETFs to reducing your investment fees.
Reclaim your Financial Wits
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,320. Language: Canadian English. Published: November 20, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Personal finance / investing, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / Success
Overwhelmed by money management advice? Sift through the clutter with eight simple lessons. From smarter spending choices to simplified investment decisions, learn how to better manage your money.
Searching for Unique
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 76,850. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Specialties & interests » Essays & Travelogues, Nonfiction » Travel » Hikes & walks
(4.00 from 1 review)
After travelling to over seventy countries and living on five, the author distills the best undiscovered destinations and shares insider advice. Searching for Unique is meant for travellers seeking hidden sights that most people overlook or simply do not know exist.
Dust in My Pack
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 72,840. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Specialties & interests » Adventure, Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Dust in My Pack is a new kind of travel book. It brings far-flung destinations to life while providing practical guidance to help readers create their own personalized adventures.