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Nancy Quatrano writes mystery fiction as N.L. Quatrano. Her first mystery novel, MURDER IN BLACK AND WHITE, was released on August 27, 2015. Book two, STILL SHOT, was released in December of 2016. The Point and Shoot Series is currently planned for five books. She's the owner of On-Target Words, LLC and WC Publishing, an On-Target Words company. She specializes in content editing, copy writing, and some specialty publishing. Several of her authors have seen traditional publication in 2015, even though they were initially small press and indie published! She lives in rural northeast Florida, enjoys writing, reading, walking on the beach and doing yard work when the mosquitoes and heat aren't too oppressive. She launched her own full-time business after more than 35 years in corporate America and enjoys speaking to writers and readers alike. Her schedule of events is listed at her website under the, COME AND MEET ME tab at www.NLQuatrano.com

Smashwords Interview

When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Wow, what a loaded question this is! I am all over the place, really. And, actually, my fiction writing doesn't get enough of my attention, to be honest. I run my own writing-services company (On-Target Words, LLC), I'm president of the Hastings Rotary Club, I'm active in the community through Rotary and our Team Up organization, I sing at our little church out here in Mocassin Branch, and I volunteer a few hours a week at the sheriff's office, helping out Standards and Accreditation with clerical stuff. My husband, home, and felines all require some of my time and attention, and I volunteer monthly at the Sisters in Crime meeting in Jacksonville and the Florida Writers Association meeting in St. Augustine. Washing the floors is at the bottom of my priority list, so don't EVER eat anything off my floor.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I do. And it was really more of a lyric poem or a ballad, but it told a story. I was 11 and I fell hard for a boy I met when we were in the Great Lakes region camping, one summer. Of course, he went home and so did my family and that was that, but I was crushed. Around that time I picked up a $10 guitar and began to teach myself to play, and I spent several years writing lyrics and music. Later I discovered that was similar to poetry which I really liked, especially Poe and Frost. We won't discuss my first novel, however. It's too embarrassing to admit to.
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Rising Love: A Spiritual Journey
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 75,730. Language: American English. Published: December 28, 2017 by On-Target Words. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Christian » Romance
This fast-paced New Age romance is set in St. Augustine, Florida, and challenges, explores, and expands, many traditional religious tenets. Readers are left with a love for three characters finding their way to an authentic, living relationship with God and one another. Adventure, danger, and the character of the Ancient City are all part of Rising Love: A Spiritual Journey.
Redfish Oak
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 119,350. Language: American English. Published: November 3, 2017 by On-Target Words. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA
In 1875 St. Augustine, Florida, race-based fear and hatred is rising in the wake of the failing Reconstruction. When a trainload of Plains Indians are delivered to the Fort for incarceration and acclamation, the city's tensions explode. Out of the chaos, a White girl, a Negro boy and a young Indian warrior fight prejudice to free a man accused of murdering a young white woman.


The Point and Shoot Mysteries
A rural southern woman PI with a passion for photography finds that no matter where the bodies start showing up, the reasons are rarely what they seem. From home in Chastity Creek, Florida, to New Orleans and St. Augustine, AJ won't back down from getting justice for her clients, no matter the cost.
Murder in Black and White
Price: $2.99 USD.
Still Shot
Price: $2.99 USD.


30 Shades of Dead
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 74,040. Language: American English. Published: December 28, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Horror » Ghost
Lovers of any mystery genre will find something to love in this collection! Noir, cozy, historical, horror, psycho-thriller, suspense, private eye and police procedural can all be found between these covers. Join in the celebration with 13 award-winning and first-time authors! Buckle up – it's a wild ride! Karen Bostrom * Christine Clemetson * Christine W. Kulikowski * D. K. Ludas * David Manfre
Still Shot
Series: The Point and Shoot Mysteries. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,770. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Book two in N.L. Quatrano’s hot new series, the Point and Shoot Mysteries, will rock your world! Weddings can sure be murder! Private eye Antonia Buchanan is back and up to her southern neck in alligators when a trip to her late mother’s homestead outside of New Orleans stirs up all sorts of dark things. Can she and Travis sort it out before she's the next one to the morgue?
Yellow Ribbon
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 3,570. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Thirty years after her fiance was listed as MIA, Marie Prolanti is ready to set down her yellow ribbon at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall. She expects to find peace before facing life's next big challenge for her. What she finds rocks her in a way she never expected. But then again, it takes real courage to hold on to hope. Fundraising project: 60% will help veterans in need.
Murder in Black and White
Series: The Point and Shoot Mysteries. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,150. Language: American English. Published: September 21, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
N. L. Quatrano writes a classic 'whodunit' with an edgy heroine, quirky characters, and an intricate plot that will keep the reader turning the pages into the wee hours!" says author Jan Coffey. In this contemporary southern P.I. mystery, AJ and husband Travis have little time to unravel who is behind murder and mayhem that threatens to take their lives.