Nancy LaPonzina writes in the beautiful countryside of Franklin County minutes away from Raleigh, North Carolina, under Carolina blue skies. Her very first story, The Mystery of the Missing Desk, was a second-grade suspense written on three-hold punch, loose-leaf pages tied with a pink satin ribbon threaded through its holes. Before her first novel, she wrote website content, software technical documentation, newsletters, and found publication in national magazines ARTnews, Ingenue, American Girl, True Astrology Forecast, Psychic Astrology Horoscope, and editor responsibilities for community service organizations. Her women's fiction explores thoughtful characters involved in challenging situations, and braids in touches of archaeology, the metaphysical, and alternative healing modalities. She is a member of Romance Writers of America, Heart of Carolina Romance Writers, Triangle Area Freelancers, Friends of the Youngsville Library, General Federation of Women's Clubs of North Carolina, Youngsville Woman's Club, Holistic Nurses Association of America, and the Coe Foundation for Archaeologic Research. Her debut novel, Nardi Point, will be available April 17 2012 from Rebel Ink Press.
Alternative healer Leyla-Jo Jared struggles with infertility and explores natural botanicals for a solution. Her passion for a child leads to a conflicted crossroads--choosing her husband’s health over their desire for a child.
When the archaeological exhibit the couple curates is compromised, their role in the professional, scientific community is threatened. Now she must travel her path through the garden to find her way to a bigger journey.
Should the past make way for the present …
Stylish, brunette Laurinda Elliot is the type of accomplished business woman glossy magazines feature on their covers. Effectively managing a software product development team in Raleigh, North Carolina, her drive and savvy delivers all the perks: an upscale townhouse, Porsche Boxer convertible and designer clothing. Yet she now yearns emotionally for a different success—one that brings her surprising first time experience with vulnerability. Her uber software code developer partner Dan Riser, can’t buy into the new direction she is leading them, but goes along to keep the peace, and more importantly, beautiful Laurinda.
Or the present make way for the past—and love …
When prehistoric Native American pottery artifacts are discovered, the ancient past collides with the present leaving Laurinda and Dan’s relationship hanging in the balance. Laurinda must trump construction economics and greed to preserve her commitment to her dream, uphold her friendship with alternative healing practitioner, Leyla-Jo Piper, and answer to a new romance, all the while attempting to conserve North Carolina history. Will digging up the past, bury her future? Nardi Point explores the thread of life that blends past, current, and future to recognize the importance of knowing who we are in the story of life.