Author~ Nancy Wood

Author Nancy Wood is the author of the week for March 25! Her mystery/thriller, Due Date, is a book I enjoyed reading and am looking forward to her sequel in the Shelby McDougall series. Look to purchase on Solstice Publishing’s website or amazon.

Due Date blurb-

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.

Twenty-three year-old Shelby McDougall is facing a mountain of student debt and a memory she’d just as soon forget. A Rolling Stone ad for a surrogate mother offers her a way to erase the loans and right her karmic place in the cosmos. Within a month, she’s signed a contract, relocated to Santa Cruz, California, and started fertility treatments.

But intended parents Jackson and Diane Entwistle have their own agendaone that has nothing to do with diapers and lullabies. With her due date looming, and the clues piling up, Shelby must save herself and her twins. As she uses her wits to survive, Shelby learns the real meaning of the word “family.”

Nancy Wood’s first ever book is showing signs of being a huge success! I had a chance to interview Nancy to find out a little more about the up and coming author.

What is your favorite book? Favorite author?

I have a lot of favorite books in different genres, so it’s hard to pick. But one of my all-time favorites that I read and re-read when I was trying to figure out how to write crime fiction is a debut novel by Cornelia Read called Field of Darkness. This book was nominated for an Edgar for first novel about five years ago, I’m sure because of the sparkling writing and Ms. Read’s hilarious, scathing social commentary. I have to add that I love all of Gillian Flynn’s books—her books kept me glued to my seat. I’ve also read and re-read her books to try to figure out how in the heck she does it.

Who or what is your inspiration?

Since Due Date was published by Solstice Publishing in May of 2012, I have met so many people online, both readers and writers. I am awed by book bloggers who love to read and blog about what they’ve read. And I’m truly inspired by all the authors I’ve met. Dedicated folks who write just for the love of it. It’s uplifting.

What else do you have in the works for the future?

I’m currently working on the second book in the Shelby McDougall series. I finished the first draft, and am now starting the revision process. I’m figuring out where the story should start and how all the plot points will fit together!

What is your idea of a great vacation?

A week or two with my family, a stack of books, and no computer!

What is something your fans might not know about you?

I’m a motorcyclist. Later this spring, my husband and I will take our motorcycles (we both have BMW dual-sport bikes) to Utah for a week of riding, camping, and hiking. And I love to travel: now that our children are older, it’s a bit easier to get away!

Author Bio

Nancy lives in Santa Cruz, California, with her family, where she’s been lucky enough to make writing her career. For many years she made her living as a technical writer, working in software documentation. About six years ago, she set up her own shop and is now a writing consultant and contractor, happy to spend every day grappling with words and sentences.

Due Date is Nancy’s first published book and she’s now hard at work on the second book in the Shelby McDougall series.


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