Nanci Lee Woody was a teacher, textbook author and Dean of Business at American River College before she wrote her prize-winning novel, “Tears and Trombones.” Her poetry and short stories have been published in numerous print anthologies and online. She wrote the book and lyrics for a musical, Hello to Life!, produced in Sacramento.

Nanci is also a photographer and artist, working in oils, pastels and pen and pencil. Her photograph, “Supermoon,” won the Juror’s Award in the Fine Arts category at the California State Fair in 2017, and in 2018 “Supermoon” won the Curator’s Award at KVIE’s annual juried on-air auction and fundraiser. Another photo, “Moon Over the Sierras,” was juried into the CA State Fair, 2018, in the Fine Arts Category.

She travels often, loves museums and music of all kinds, but especially opera and symphonic music.