Nancy Wood


Nancy Wood grew up in various locations on the East Coast and now calls Central California home. Recently retired, she spent 35 years as a technical writer, translating engineer-speak into words and sentences. She likens it to translating ancient Greek — when you’re not too familiar with the Greek part.

Since retiring, she and her husband have been traveling the world. So far, they’ve visited France, Spain, England, Sri Lanka, New Zealand, Belgium, the Netherlands, and India. They are not anywhere close to done and have many more trips planned.

Nancy is also a passionate photographer, focusing on macro photography. She can be found at Nancy Wood Books.

Where to find Nancy Wood online


The Found Child
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 104,260. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2020 by Paper Angel Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Private Investigator Shelby McDougall is out for revenge. A cheek swab sent to an online ancestry service turns up a surprise child: Shelby’s genetic offspring — found in the misty ether of the internet.The only way Shelby can hang on to her shredding sanity is to take things into her own hands. As Shelby closes in on her target … how far will she go?
The Stork
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 87,660. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2019 by Paper Angel Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Shelby McDougall’s past is behind her. Almost. She’s landed her dream job as an intern to local P.I.. And her stone-cold love life is heating up. Then a late-night phone call puts Shelby’s perfectly ordered life into a tailspin: one of the twins has been kidnapped, As Shelby fights for her life, and that of the kidnapped child, she discovers shocking truths about herself and the children.
Due Date
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 120,150. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2019 by Paper Angel Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Surrogate mother Shelby McDougall just fell for the biggest con of all: a scam that risks her life … and the lives of her unborn twins.
Treasure Hunt
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,850. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2019 by Paper Angel Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Mystery & Detective
When ten-year-old Tyler signs up for a Saturday afternoon treasure hunt sponsored by the city’s Parks department, he discovers much more than he bargained for.