Spotlight On, Nancy Naigle
Nancy Naigle writes love stories from the crossroad of small town and suspense. After spending most of her life on the Virginia coast, she and her husband left Tidewater for greener pastures a little further inland in Southampton County. They now live on a 76 acre goat farm where Nancy spends every spare moment working on her next book.
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When Romance Divas was kind enough to invite for the Spotlight a few months back we talked through the standard questions. How long had I been writing? How long did it take to get published? You know, that kind of stuff.
Well, that was fun, but this time I thought Iâ€™d just share a little about me. My first novel came out this summer. SWEET TEA AND SECRETS is the first in a series of books with ties to the small town of Adams Grove. When you read a little bit more about me, I think youâ€™ll see why I write small town stories.
My daytime job is with Bank of America, but Iâ€™m one of the lucky Americans that enjoy a job with a company that allows telecommuting. I used to work out of the Norfolk, VA office. That was an 80 mile commute each way so you can see that having no commute has added hours to my week that used to be spent on the road.
My husband and I own a goat farm here in Virginia. He is a full-time goat rancher, and I confess I have about one of the prettiest views around. Especially in kidding season. Thereâ€™s just nothing cuter than a pasture full of young kids making their mommaâ€™s nervous as they race each other up and down the hill. We breed boer-cross goats. The boer color makes our herd fairly consistent. Most look very similar to the kid in my arms in the picture to the left. White with a red head is considered color correct for this breed. Goats have a 5 month gestation period and the does usually have twins. We have had quintuplets before, but we usually end up having to bottle feed to help the momma out when that happens.
Last weekend I announced the Market Goat Show at the Virginia State Fair. This is the sixth year Iâ€™ve done it and the show just gets better and better each year. Itâ€™s fun to see the future producers of our state compete to win the prize and represent the industry with such high standards.
Iâ€™ve always had a love for small towns. The peace I find on the drive through the rural areas to get to the town is almost treasure enough. Iâ€™d much rather spend the day rambling through a string of shops in a small town than in a big trendy mall. And you canâ€™t beat a small town diner for a good home-cooked meal either.
They say write what you know. Well, Iâ€™m writing what I love and thatâ€™s small towns and stories that I can escape my hectic day to day in. I hope youâ€™ll escape in them, too.
The name of the town in my books, Adams Grove, is a real town here in Virginia, but thereâ€™s no bakery, flower shop or Main Street like there is in my stories. I took the best of all my favorite small town visits across the nation and made Adams Grove the town anyone could escape to. I hope youâ€™ll pay a visit to Adams Grove in Sweet Tea and Secrets and then keep an eye out for the second story with ties to that small town. OUT OF FOCUS will be out on November 14th.
Hereâ€™s the blurb:
In a desperate race against time as a hurricane threatens the eastern seaboard, they search for her three-year-old son who is missing from the wreckage.
Family and friends rally to help, but someone knows more than they are telling.
Whatâ€™s your favorite thing about small towns? Iâ€™ve been having fun with a hashtag on twitter #WhatILoveAboutSmallTownsÂ It would be great if youâ€™d share your thoughts here and on twitter.
Hugs and happy reading,