Meet the Members: Nancy G. West

“A writer must always keep learning and stretching one’s skills.”

— Nancy G. West

A member of the Writers’ League for ten years, Nancy lives in San Antonio, TX.

Scribe: In what genre(s) do you write?

Nancy G. West: I write mystery/suspense. To date: one suspense novel, four Aggie Mundeen cozy mysteries, and a spin-off from the Aggie series, The Plunge: Aggie Mundeen Lake Mystery #1, a short novel of mystery, suspense and disaster.

I’m also working on a stand-alone novel, completely different from the Aggie Mundeen mysteries, in the vein of Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng and Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger. The book centers a risk-averse sixteen-year-old boy trying to protect his newly-divorced mother from a suspicious stranger, while discovering secrets about his family and himself.

Scribe: What author would you most like to have a drink with, and what’s the first question you would ask them?

NW: William Kent Krueger or Alan Eskin. What’s your greatest challenge in blending empathetic characters and family dynamics with mystery and suspense?

Scribe: If you were stranded on a deserted island, what book would you want to have with you to keep you sane?

NW: The Bible.

Scribe: What have you learned from your association with the Writers’ League?

NW: That there are a lot of fine writers and teachers associated with WLT, and that a writer must always keep learning and stretching one’s skills.

Scribe: Where do you see your writing taking you (or you taking it) in the future?

NW: Toward writing novels with deeper stories and more lyrical language with a goal towards literary mystery/suspense fiction. And also publishing some good short stories.

Scribe: Here at the Writers’ League, we love sharing book recommendations. What’s one Texas-related book that has come out within the past year that you couldn’t put down?

NW: Daughter of a Daughter of a Queen by Sarah Bird (I adored A Love Letter to Texas Women, her 2016 book.)

Scribe: Is there anything else about you that you would like to share with the world? An opportunity for blatant self-promotion! 

NW: I’m an ardent supporter of WLT and honored to be interviewed by Scribe!

My website is here: http://www.nancygwest.com

My Amazon author page is here: https://www.amazon.com/Nancy-Glass-West/e/B001KIYL1A

Visit me on Facebook:  http://on.fb.me/215ZtvV

And if you’d like to know how Aggie Mundeen views the steps and missteps of her author (me), check out Aggie Blogs: https://nancygwest.com/aggies-blog/
To sample my newsletter, sign up at any link above or email me at ngwest@sbcglobal.net. I LOVE hearing from writers and readers.

Thank you, Nancy!

If you’re a Writers’ League member and you’d be interested in being interviewed for our Meet the Members feature, email us at member@writersleague.org for more information. It’s a great way for other members to get to know you and for you to share a bit about what you’re working on!

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