I’m delighted to announce that in November 2021, I signed with CookeMcDermid, a wonderfully supportive literary agency that will work with me toward the publication of my debut novel.




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The Mother Load

A hysterical look at modern family life, The Mother Load is a collection of the most popular columns Nancy wrote for The Daily News of Newburyport and Eagle-Tribune of North Andover, Massachusetts.

Have you ever pulled a muscle trying to shoulder-shimmy in Zumba class?

Are your children embarrassed when you suggest carving their Halloween pumpkins on Christmas Eve?

Do your twin addictions to chocolate and George Clooney create issues a supermarket checkout line?

If so, you know what it’s like to carry The Mother Load.

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An Interview with Jeff Arch, Screenwriter for Sleepless in Seattle, on his Debut Novel, Attachments

In 1993, Jeff Arch’s screenplay Sleepless in Seattle became a hit movie, won him an Academy Award nomination, and launched a thirty-year career writing for films. For most of those years, though, Jeff was haunted by a story that insisted it could only be told as a novel. Attachments, Jeff’s fiction debut, is a lyrical, heartwarming story about threeRead On >

Life According to “Love Actually”

Quick Quiz. Can you identify which movie these famous lines are from? “I’ll have what she’s having.” “There’s no crying in baseball!” “Inconceivable!” “You had me at ‘hello.’” “Nobody puts baby in a corner.” Perhaps you love to quote movies as much as my family does. One of our all-time favorite movies—both to watch andRead On >