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Nanci Lee Woody

Nanci Lee Woody

Nanci Lee Woody started a teaching career in Illinois before moving to California where she taught job skills to unemployed women and women on public assistance. She completed her master’s degree at California State University, Sacramento, taught management and accounting classes at American River College, served as Dean of Business and wrote textbooks.

Now Nanci is writing poetry, song lyrics, short stories and other fiction. Her recent novel, Tears and Trombones, published by The Sand Hill Review Press, just won the 2015 IPPY (Independent Publishers) medal for "Best Fiction in the Western Pacific Region". Tears and Trombones is available on Amazon.

In July, 2014, she won first place in a short story contest sponsored by the California Writers Club, Sacramento. A short story, "Nothing's Going On" was published in 2014 in the Sand Hill Review (available on Amazon) and in June, 2015, "The Drawing Lesson", a story for kids, won second place in the short story for kids contest and was published in "Carry The Light", an anthology from the San Mateo County Fair. "Podunk, IL" appears in the Fault Zone, 2016, and "Aisle of Death" in the e-zine "Fear of Monkeys". Her poetry has been published in anthologies and online. She wrote the book and lyrics for a musical, "Hello to Life!", produced in Sacramento.

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In her spare time, Nanci creates art in pastels, oils, pen, ink and colored pencils. She sometimes depicts what she sees but, more often than not, she draws what’s in her mind, images that can’t be found in the natural world. Nanci’s art has appeared in numerous juried shows in the Sacramento area and in the KVIE annual on air and online fundraisers.

She is also an amateur photographer, especially loves to capture unusual pictures of birds and other critters. She travels often, loves museums and music of all kinds, but especially opera and symphonic music.

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