Nancy Sweetland

Biography

I've been writing ever since getting my first official rejection at 13. Articles and essays were followed by 7 children's picture books (five now out of print),a chapter book for 3-4 grade readers, and novels for adults from romances to murder mysteries, and some fun stuff in between. I have a large family (7 kids, 5 steps, 31 grandchildren, 6 great grands), so have lots going on all the time. I also teach for the Institute of Children's Literature, and belong to Mystery Writers of America, Romance Writers dog America, Wisconsin Writers Association, the Council for Wisconsin Writers and the Society for Children's Writers and Illustrators. I love to golf, play the piano (not as often as I should), socialize with bridge, dominoes and mah jong. Contact me anytime - I love to hear from readers!

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Books

the Totaled Man
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,880. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Portly, middle-aged Herbert Hendorf’s rotund wife Agnes sets up sensual (she thinks) but outlandish (he thinks) sexual encounters at every opportunity. Meanwhile, his invention of an innovative plastics recycling machine is stolen, his life’s work lost. Desolated, will he recover? And will he survive his oh-so-complicated relationship with Agnes, who, after all, only wants to make him happy?
A Brush with Death
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,120. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
Amateur artist Bolton’s life hasn’t turned out the way he’d thought - especially regarding his unhappy marriage to obese Kitty Lu. When he purchases an old box of artist’s supplies at auction, he discovers that one brush holds the power to paint death. Is it possible? Could he tame that power to free himself from Kitty Lu?
Effie and the Plum Country Open
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,110. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody
Effie Casper, unexpectedly retired, has always dreamed of golfing in a tournament and now, using only her three beat-up clubs she takes on a sophisticated country club teenager who's used to winning by any means. Will Effie's unorthodox strokes perfected on her homemade farm course be enough to win the prize she covets?
The Spa Murders
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,430. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Detective Bricker, yearning for his former life with ex-wife and teenage daughter, has shut himself away from possible romance. But meeting pretty Fern Nichols and her charming little boy during the investigation of the spa murders just may change all that…if he can only look to the future instead of dwelling on his past. Meantime, there are murders to solve.
The Virgin Murders
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 90,850. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Nine double drowning deaths in upscale spas across the country seem unrelated...yet a small statue of the Virgin Mary is left at each scene. When the female sheriff investigating the final deaths uncovers the other eight crimes, the sheriff’s young son is kidnapped to lure her to her death. Will she save him? Or will they both become the final victims in this demented killer's murderous novena?
The Key, the Scroll and the Hidden Room
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,810. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Middle-aged, mild-mannered Porter Church finds an ancient key and is pulled into an Egyptian mystery centuries old. Can this call to unexpected adventure bring him fame, fortune and – most of all – freedom from a stifling marriage? The help of an old friend and new-found courage take Porter deep into the tomb of Ramses III and change his life forever.

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