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Author: Nan D Arnold

A native Texan, Nan worked for a life insurance agency and it was here she garnered her first commercial writing success. She created an office procedures manual which the home office issued to all its agencies. For that Nan got a bonus and the writing bug.
 
A move to Florida landed her a position as assistant purchasing agent for a petrochemical engineering firm but later she tried out the other side of the negotiating desk and went to work for a manufacturer's rep-whom she married.
 
Nan joined Romance Writers Of America and started writing novel-length fiction. Her work finaled in several RWA chapter-sponsored contests as well as back to back finals in The PACIFIC NORTHWEST WRITERS ASSOCIATION’S annual literary competition, adult genre and romance genre respectively. Five manuscripts later, one is under contract at Champagne Books with a second under review there.
 
Nan, hubby, and cats recently moved to Georgia upon her husband's retirement. Nan is taking a year off from the nine to five life to write full time while doing the "for better, for worse, and for lunch thing". In addition to RWA, Nan is a member of the library league and two book clubs. She regularly chats up book store owners and librarians with an eye toward one day presenting them with a tome of her own.
 
Review Quotes:
 
Bad boy baritone Lorenzo Pazzazzi is a memorable mischief maker —Cheryl Emerson, Silhouette author of Treacherous Beauties

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Garnet Gale Gets Her Man

Garnet Gale Gets Her Man
  • Number: B007HNFRA6
  • Release: 2012-03-05
  • Author: Nan D Arnold
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Historical
  • Publisher: Muse It Up Publishing
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19th Century New England.

Shipwrecks, emotional flotsam from past wrecked relationships, jilts, deceits, lost fortunes, and building passion swirl around Abigale Hawthorne and Randolph Blessing. Can the pair overcome the negatives to win each other’s trust and hearts?


Merry Acres Widows Waltz

Merry Acres Widows Waltz
  • Stars
  • Number: 9781936167418
  • Release: March 2011
  • Author: Nan D Arnold
  • Genre: Mainstream
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  • Publisher: Whimsical Publications, LLC
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They say retirement kills. And it looks that way in MERRY ACRES, a planned community in South Florida for the over-fifty-five crowd. Husbands are dropping fast. Georgiana Duncan wonders who will next wear the black veil of widowhood. Should she be worried....or happy about such dire prospects? Perhaps, like Georgiana, other wives in Merry Acres have secrets, too. Skeletons rattling around personal closets that so mar the gloss of happily-ever-after that only murder can make amends.


Pesto Packin' Mama - Sequel to Hitting The High Notes

Pesto Packin' Mama
  • Stars
  • Number: 9781926681443
  • Release: June 2010
  • Author: Nan D Arnold
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Romantic Elements
  • Publisher: Champagne books
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My spin on the SECRET BABY plot!

B-a-b-y is just a four-letter word to Maggie Duncan. The widow is childless by choice.  Besides, Maggie has a baby of sorts, a new venture-The Sauced Lady. This commercial undertaking combines her cooking skills and gal-pal’s marketing savvy but gets Maggie into big time trouble later. With loan sharks.

Alas, love, too, is lately only a four letter word in Maggie’s world because heartthrob Bruce Herring disappears for weeks at a time. Why, she wonders. Has Bruce found another, younger woman, perhaps?

Bruce isn’t stepping out on Maggie as she suspects. He’s been blindsided by a call from his father from whom he hasn’t heard in decades after the guy abandoned wife and son. Turns out Dad’s dying and makes a last request Bruce can’t refuse, a baby brother to raise. An infant? That’s something the retired cop never planned on, certainly not at this stage of his life. Can he convince kid-adverse Maggie, the only woman in years who has tempted him to once again march down the aisle, of the worthwhile benefits in accepting a two-for-one deal?


Hitting The High Notes

Hitting The High Notes
  • Stars
  • Number: 9781926681122
  • Release: 2/1/2010
  • Author: Nan D Arnold
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: Women's Fiction
  • Publisher: Champagne books
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In this zany romp, widowed Maggie Duncan learns life is a song with the help of an AWOL opera star and color-blind cop. One captures her interest; the other her heart.