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Author Nancy Young

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About the Author

Nancy Young strives to entertain, whether cohosting poetry readings, supplying interesting aliases at restaurants, or storytelling at Renaissance fairs.  Although she grew up on the Philadelphia Main Line, she now lives in North Carolina, where she never runs out of material to jumpstart her novels, short stories, plays, and poems.

Her first publication was at age six, when her lion story was posted outside her first grade classroom. From then on, she was hooked, penning neighborhood dramas, improbable adventure tales, and Gothic romances through her youth. That love of the absurd and quirky never left her.

It also served her well for most of her professional life. Nancy taught literature, film, and writing at various colleges, earning awards for her instruction.  She also worked as a journalist, newspaper editor, choir director, and mother.  She married her high school sweetheart, with whom she shares three sons, a daughter, and a daughter-in-law. She counts them as her most devoted fans.

Seeing Things


Something in the Dark Series Book 1

Author: Nancy Young

Paperback ISBN:      9781629891446

E-Book ISBN:  9781629891453

Genre: Thriller/Suspense

Release Date 09/15/2014

In a world where virtual reality and the supernatural eclipse the real world, Mary Catherine Livingston finds herself trapped teaching students who'd rather text than compose, placating a husband who'd prefer to surf porn, and nurturing a teen that wants to be left alone. So she does what any woman would do--no, not move to Italy to gobble pasta or embark on a road trip with a cadre of kooky females. She moves to a haunted mansion and takes up ghost hunting.

Seeing Things is set in Philadelphia's blue-blooded Main Line, where the past just refuses to die. Dark humor, passion, and outright terror meld in a spine-chilling, life-affirming tale of a woman's supernatural voyage of self-discovery and her rekindled ability to love.

Hearing Things


Something in the Dark Series Book 2

Author: Nancy Young

Paperback ISBN:    9781629893402

eBook ISBN:  9781629893419

Genre: Thriller/Suspense

Release Date 10/12/2015

Mary Catherine Livingston knew that working for the Paranormal Posse reality series wouldn’t be easy.  But apart from the threatening spirits and unwanted publicity, she also has to deal with her son’s newfound ability to hear ghosts, her ex-husband’s attempts to reconcile by Christmas, and with Tony, the show’s sexy tech support, who pushes all her buttons.

Tony is definitely one pushy guy, especially if Mary Catherine’s welfare or the show’s profits are at stake.  When her son discovers the ghost of a murdered child at an abandoned rest stop, complications multiply. Tony then pushes Mary Catherine to let him offer more than just his technical support.

Will the spirit move her to take a second chance on love in time for the new year?

Sensing Things


Something in the Dark Series Book 3

Author: Nancy Young

Paperback ISBN: 9781629896175

eBook ISBN: 9781629896182

Genre: Thriller/Suspense

Release Date 02/20/2017

Mary Catherine has spent most of her life trying not to see ghosts, but now she can't stop. In desperation, she seeks relief by joining a paranormal support group. Then the real trouble starts. 

Her past exposed, she's confronted with shunning and death threats. Add her looming Valentine's Day wedding, her unexpected pregnancy, and family pressures, and she's ready to bolt from the stress.  

Her fiancé Tony, the sexy tech support for the Paranormal Posse reality show, wants to ride to the rescue. But even he can't protect her from the spirit they encounter at a haunted hotel room—a presence only she detects. The more he tries to keep her safe, the more she insists on proving herself. But does she really sense things in the dark? Or it all in her mind? 

When the Posse investigates the reburial of a Revolutionary War hero, Mary Catherine's past returns to haunt her. Some things won't stay buried, and she has to face them to protect herself, her son, and her unborn baby.

Will the dark win this time? 

Something in the Dark Series

Hearing Things

"…is a blast! It sucked me in and refused to let go…Nancy Young has a great voice, funny and heart-touching by turns."—New York Times Bestselling Author Angela Knight. 

Seeing Things

 "a smart, sexy, and frightening novel"—from Best Book I Read This Year, NCSU Libraries

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