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Nancy Arburu Hughes

Profile Updated: August 27, 2018
Residing In
Sinking Spring, PA USA
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William Hughes
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Author Mystery Writer
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Lora Hughes Bean, born September 15, 1773
Daniel William Hughes, born January 27, 1776
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Crime fiction is such fun to write! My fourth mystery novel, Vanished: A Trust Mystery Book 3, will be released in two months by my publisher, Black Opal Books, on October 27, 2018, to be exact. It follows 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, will be 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.
Nancy

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Nov 15, 2018 at 11:40 AM

Happy Birthday Cathy to an ol' Mellon Jr. High buddy. Nancy

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Excited to announce that my fourth mystery novel, and the third in my Trust Trilogy will be released October 27 and is available for order now. You can read an excerpt about Vanished: A Trust Mystery on my website, hughescribe.com. Ever grateful for the great education this "lifer" got in the Mt. Lebanon school district, K through 12. Hope to see you if traveling in south central PA's Berks County.

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Hey, Bob. I remember our first day back at Markham's sixth grade when our teacher brought us up to date that Robert was now Bob. I still have the Christmas ornament that Miss Obercrombie made for all of us. Wonder how many others do too. Happy Birthday!

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Aug 30, 2018 at 12:33 PM

I remember Jeff fondly as one of those friendly, happy guys who always had a smile for everyone. And I also remember his dad, who was an excellent teacher who loved kids. I can't think of one without the other. My condolences to his entire family. 

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Posted on: Jun 29, 2018 at 9:54 AM

Dave, great hearing from a "local!" Sinking Spring is 8 miles west of Reading, but I've been to the Lehigh Valley Mall many times. I'm hoping to wheedle my way into a "local authors event" at Barnes & Noble--it's a stretch--but worth a preliminary call on them. Perhaps we could coordinate something? My protagonist in The Dying Hour is a veteran in a VA hospital. Thank YOU for your service.

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Jun 26, 2018 at 10:35 PM

Nancy -- I just rediscovered Kirk Borland last week and got him to sign up on our Lebo '63 website. You should look at his profile and send him a message. I remember you two being a little "sweet on each other," no?

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Happy Birthday Lee. And have a great year. Nancy

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Apr 18, 2018 at 9:44 AM

Happy birthday, Ruth! Remembering all those "conference canasta" games we played with our sisters in the summer, and their never figuring out how we always won. Have a great year!

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Feb 26, 2018 at 2:57 PM

Happy birthday! I vividly remember a birthday party--grade school--and your brother showing us his trains. And your mom feeding us a lovely picnic lunch, cake, and all the trimmings. A happy memory of my childhood. XO Nancy

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