The Silver Foxes Now on Kindle

The final volume of my West Virginia trilogy of mysteries is now available on Kindle. If you go to Amazon and type “nancy swing the silver foxes,” you’ll find a link for both print and electronic versions. I’m on Facebook with an author’s page, and as always, I love to hear from readers. Writers only …


What a happy way to start the holiday week: Readers’ Favorite just gave The Silver Foxes a 5-star review: “…intriguing mystery…interesting cast of characters…If readers find this book first, most likely they will want to read the previous two books!”

Nancy Swing published a Peer Profile about my starting to write mysteries after retirement from a career as an international consultant. It was a fun interview, covering lots of topics, including building skills, avoiding a roman a clef, the challenges of an indie author, marketing and what comes next after publishing four books in four years. …


Happy to report that the final book in my trilogy of West Virginia mysteries has been published in paperback. There’s a direct link on my home page, if you’d like to order a copy.


Manuscript and photos for the cover of THE SILVER FOXES have gone to the publisher. If all goes well, the final book of my West Virginia trilogy of mysteries should be available from Amazon later this month. Fingers crossed.

Final Volume in Lewiston, WV Trilogy

Turned everything over to the publisher — manuscript, cover art, etc. If all goes well, the final book in my trilogy of West Virginia mysteries will be out in mid-late November. Please note: This is NOT how the cover will look!

SILVER FOXES: Moving right along

All feedback from my “beta readers” is now marked into my print copy of THE SILVER FOXES, each in a different color, so I can keep track of who said what. Now I’m inputing the changes into the electronic copy of the manuscript. Hope to finish that by mid-September, take a week off, then re-read …


Finished second draft of THE SILVER FOXES and sent it off to my “beta readers.” Looking forward to their detailed feedback on this final mystery in my West Virginia trilogy — I know their comments will make the story better. Still on target for late 2019 publication.

Thanks to “Mystery People” for Their LAZARUS Review

This UK website did a fine job of explaining a novel set in the hills of West Virginia to foreign readers: “a most appealing character…a very illuminating depiction of life and attitudes.” One of the reasons I like to read mysteries set in unfamiliar locations is that I learn more about the humanity we share, …

Hillbilly Essay Published

So pleased to learn that my essay, “I’m a Hillbilly” has been published in Mystery Readers Journal: Mystery in the American South II. A couple sentences to give you the flavor: “When I was growing up in West Virginia, that was a shameful thing to say…As I moved into middle age, I began to realize …