Welcome to my site! My name is Nancy DeMarco, and I’ve been a writer for two whole years and most of five months now.
I started writing when my husband was unemployed and money was scarce as sunshine in Lubec. “Don’t worry,” I told him. “I’ll write a book.”
We had a good laugh, and I didn’t admit to being half serious. Okay – more than half. I wanted to avoid the naysayers – the ones who said, “It’s one thing to write a book, but don’t expect to get it published.”
Being a stubborn New Englander with way too much of my mother in me, I set out to prove the naysayers wrong. I wrote 16 hours a day. I looked for places that had open submissions, and I wrote short stories that matched their criteria. I sent them in. I got very few rejections, and I had a few short stories published, several online and one in a Cup of Comfort book.
I went to writers’ groups, joined an online work-shopping community, learned to take criticism, developed a rhino hide, and became a better writer. I worked hard to become someone who deserved to be published.
And now (drum roll) my novel, Finding Sara, is available on Amazon Kindle. You can buy it here (or not). 🙂 And I’ve completed a second novel, Saving Gracie, which I expect will be available in early 2013.
Finding Sara is traditionally published by Briona Glen Publishing. I never considered the self-publishing route, largely because I don’t have the marketing expertise to be successful. I want to spend as much time writing and as little time selling as I possibly can.
This site will act in part as a website with information on upcoming releases. And I’ll toss up weekly short stories, mostly humorous, as well as occasional excerpts from my novels. Most shorts will talk about life in the little town of Mason, New Hampshire, and many will feature the growing menagerie that lives in my baby blue barn.
The Researching for Crime Fiction tab will have stories of my attempts to make my work more authentic. This seldom turns out as expected.
Thank you for stopping by, and I hope you’ll check back often.