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Nancy Arburu Hughes

Profile Updated: October 2, 2020
Residing In
Sinking Spring, PA USA
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William Hughes
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Mystery Author
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Lora Hughes Bean, born September 15, 1773
Daniel William Hughes, born January 27, 1776
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Finally! The Innocent Hour is available. Check it out on my website: www.hughescribe.com.
Crime fiction is such fun to write! My fifth mystery novel, The Innocent Hour, will be released by my publisher, Black Opal Books, in October, 2019. It's the sequel to The Dying Hour.

My fourth mystery novel, Vanished: A Trust Mystery Book 3, was released by my publisher, Black Opal Books, on October 27, 2018, the third in the trust trilogy: A Matter of Trust and Redeeming Trust. For details, go to my website, hughescribe.com, FB or Twitter. Please do leave comments under the Contact Nancy tab. I'd love to hear what you think.

I studied advertising and journalism at Penn State, eventually settling in rural PA with my agricultural-banker husband and children. All my jobs revolved around writing. In recent years, I turned to a life of crime. I'm murdering people--in books--with five novels under contract. The first, The Dying Hour, was published October 15, 2016, and launched at The Mysterious Bookshop in NYC. My second novel, A Matter of Trust, was released Saturday, May 6, 2017. I love gardening, visiting our out-of-state kids and grands, volunteering at the VA. Our Reading Eagle newspaper featured my work in a recent article. Talk about luck! Following is the link. Can't wait to hear what all of y'all are up to.
link: http://www.readingeagle.com/life/article/spring-township-authors-persistence-pays-off

School Story

Mrs Miller! Remember her? Senior composition. Her black kitty, Tar Baby. Those typed papers, due once a week. I still have my critical survey of DH Lawrence with 91 footnotes! That, she gave us two weeks to do. As she promised, freshman year was easy by comparison. And some hapless kid, on our campus tour, did say, "so this is the li-berry!" We got a great education! Had the highest % of National Merit finalists of any school east of the Mississippi except Shaker Heights in Cleveland. Remember the WPIAL basketball semi-final at the Fieldhouse downtown? Detractors called us "cake eaters". Some of you brought cakes. Kingsley Briggs--I borrowed her name for my protagonist in books number 2, 3, and 4.
Thank you all for your wonderful news, and Hal and friends for getting this website together. Remember the MLA style sheet? I had to unlearn that as a journalist (for the AP Stylesheet) and then the Chicago Manual Style Sheet, the bible of the book publishing industry. Somebody please! Help me with comas!
Nancy

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Oct 12, 2020 at 8:57 AM

I enjoy columnist Ann McFeaters commentary in our Reading Eagle. I emailed her some time, she responded that she was married to your brother? I'd asked about contact information for your mother who, a member of St. Paul's altar guild, had shepherded my wedding party down the aisle. At the time, she had a dreadful cold, but told my mother she wanted to be there for Nancy. What a grand family! I have fond memories of "Strictly Business" too. Hope you and your family are fine. Nancy

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Oct 04, 2020 at 7:47 AM

Posted on: Oct 02, 2020 at 12:46 PM

Thought I'd share some good news for which Bill & I cannot take credit. Our daughter (Dr. Lora Hughes Bean) a genetic scientist, a workaholic and determined parent, is a player in vaccine testing. Right now she's setting up labs in California and Wales from her office in Atlanta. She's senior director, quality control, for Perkin Elmer, a global genetics testing firm best known for those infant heel stick tests. The labs will test a vaccine on thousands of volunteers throughout California and Great Britain. Numerous other vaccines are being tested by companies worldwide. When we last spoke, the equipment had been installed and staff training was in progress. At 5 a.m. she's on with Wales; at 6 p.m. with CA. Keep the faith! Multiple multiple vaccines are being tested worldwide for the best populations. Sadly--I could cry--her kids friends' parents in suburban Atlanta think she's foolish to work long hours for this no-big-deal hoax; No masks! And they're educated, supposedly. Again, we cannot take credit. Anyone with kids knows they will be what they will be. Take Guy and his sculptures. For Lori, and A- was the end of the world, even in grade school. Stay well and safe! Vaccines are coming.

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Posted on: Oct 02, 2020 at 11:59 AM

Happy Birthday, Carol. Remembering fondly all the times we and Ruthie walked to school together. Have a fine, healthy year.

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Our daughter Lori and son-in-law, both genetic scientists, are working different angles for covid solutions, his seriology lab is at the CDC. She's in charge of quality control at an international genetics company. Son in Cleveland, an industrial designer, is retrofitting corporate offices for their staffs to return safely. His wife, a small animal vet, keeps her staff employed and safe while helping little patients and their human parents. Blessings to everyone whose family and friends are enabling essential business and service, including those who keep quietly plugging away.

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