Nann Dunne

 

A professional editor for many years, Nann Dunne has five novels and a number of short stories published. Nann works hard to make sure her books are as perfect as they can be for your reading pleasure.

Nann also wrote Dunne With Editing: A Last Look At Your Manuscript, a must-have book of writing tips for all authors, available at http://www.nanndunnebooks.com and at Amazon.com.

Currently, Nann edits for Regal Crest Enterprises and also digitizes and publishes the comic book series, "Black Fury, the Wonder Horse," for Kindle under the pen name, Marti Nenza.

Staying In The Game

 

A Stand-Alone

College Campus Mystery

 

Is the aloof and mysterious Shelley Brinton involved in the murder of coeds in the campuses surrounding Spofford College? She keeps disappearing at night, and her softball teammates suspect she's the killer.

When Angela Wedgewood enlists their help to prove Shelley's innocence or guilt, startling revelations put Angela in direct line to be the next victim.

What dark motives drive Shelley Brinton? Not everyone is who they seem to be.

Third Edition Released:
May 2015

The War Between the Hearts

 

Book One in the

Hearts-Minds-Souls Series

 

The War Between the Hearts, in its original printing, was short-listed for a Goldie Award from the Golden Crown Literary Society.

Intent on serving the Union Army as a spy, Sarah-Bren Coulter disguises herself as a man and becomes a courier-scout for the Confederate Army. Soon the savagery of war shakes her to the core. She stifles her emotions so she can bear the guilt of sending men, and sometimes boys, into paths of destruction.

When Sarah is wounded and in danger of dying, her life is saved by a woman who stirs desire in Sarah for the first time. But Faith Pruitt is Sarah's enemy, and Sarah is betrayed into a hell worse than she has ever known. Sometimes hearts are killed instead of bodies.

Can Faith save Sarah's heart and awaken her to love? Do they even want to try? Or are the women destined to be at war with each other forever?

Second Edition Released:
July 2015

The Clash Between the Minds

 

Book Two in the

Hearts-Minds-Souls Series

 


The Clash Between the Minds, in its original printing, was short-listed for a Goldie Award from the Golden Crown Literary Society. The book also won second place in the Rainbow Romance Writers of America Awards.

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Sarah-Bren Coulter, her partner, Faith Pruitt, and Faith's son, Benjamin, are faced with rising turmoil in their community. When Sarah and Benjamin become embroiled in the violence, Faith is appalled by Sarah's actions and by the obvious dangers those actions pose for her family.

Terrified by their involvement in the horrific events, Faith wavers. Should she stay with Sarah and continue to risk Benjamin's life? Or should she accept the safety and protection of marriage to the town's doctor?

Tormented by that possibility, Sarah struggles to save their relationship and keep her family intact. Will Sarah regain her family? Can the two women overcome the clash between their minds and prevent a permanent separation?

Second Edition Released:
July 2015

The Peace Between the Souls

 

Book Three in the

Hearts-Minds-Souls Series

 

Tired of living a lie, Sarah-Bren Coulter informs her family that she and Faith Pruitt are in a committed, intimate relationship. She's unprepared for the reactions from her mother, Cynthia, and her brother, Scott.

Ironically, Fate intervenes, and Sarah and Faith open their home to Sarah's parents and to Scott's family.

Sarah's struggles to win acceptance by her family are interrupted when the henchmen of an old nemesis, Dr. Joel Litchfield, kidnap Scott's daughter, Jessica, as a hostage in the aftermath of a bank robbery. With the sheriff immobilized, Sarah jumps in to rescue her.

How will Sarah's subsequent actions affect her family? Will they come closer together, or will the violence that results rip them farther apart? Will she and Faith ever find peace?

Release Date:
2015

Door Shaker and Other Stories

 

A Collection of

Nann Dunne's Short Stories

 

Give yourself a few hours of entertainment with these tender and charming tales about connections. A collection of "girl meets the right girl" stories brought to you by award-winning-author Nann Dunne, Door Shaker And Other Stories will excite your imagination and warm your heart.

Who is "My Girl on the Wall," and what inspiration does she give to a lonesome heart?

What is the ultimate "Special Delivery" for a woman en route to love?

Can the restoration of "The Broken Teddy Bear" heal a torn relationship?

How does a young woman's pirate map point a ship's captain to "Unexpected Treasure?"

Can the "Dominoes" women's club find a spot for a new member who is playing for love?

Who is the "Door Shaker," and what doors does she open to fight the wrongs perpetrated by an unjust society?

Find the fascinating answers in the lively stories included in this collection.

True Colours

 

Book One in the

TJ & Mare Series

 

with Karen Surtees

 

TJ Meridian, crippled in an attack on her and her brother, returns to Meridianville, Texas, a small town that her father all but destroyed ten years ago when he closed his ranch and meatpacking plant. Intending to right the wrongs, TJ, with the help of two friends, proposes to bring prosperity back to the area by restocking the ranch and modernizing the packing plant.

When TJ's prized horse becomes ill, a local veterinarian is called to treat the animal. The vet, Dr. Mare Gillespie, has lived in Meridianville for the past ten years and has seen the poverty caused by Thomas Meridian's withdrawal from the area. Like most of the native residents, she harbors a great dislike for the family, yet she and TJ are each intrigued by the other woman and a relationship develops.

Together they discover love and friendship that endures through personal misunderstandings, a night attack on the ranch, and an ecological disaster that could destroy the town and surrounding lands.

Culminating in a life-threatening accident that requires some hard decisions, True Colours is the exploration of hope and love and one woman's struggle to clear her name.

Many Roads to Travel

 

Book Two in the

TJ & Mare Series

 

with Karen Surtees

 

TJ Meridian is a woman with a pain-filled past. She has no family to speak of. Her mother and her abusive father are dead. Her brother was killed in the same robbery that left TJ paralyzed and in a wheelchair. During TJ's recovery, her two friends Paula and Erin were the only "family" in her life-until she moved back to her childhood home and met the town veterinarian, Mare Gillespie.

Mare changed TJ's life, and TJ changed hers as well. Without each other, Mare would never have found her father, and TJ might not have ever learned about a half-brother. But the road they travel toward finding family and creating family is not smooth. In this sequel to True Colours, TJ must learn and truly believe that her inability to walk doesn't make her a lesser person. Mare needs to trust that sometimes things can't be fixed, and that all she can do is offer support and be understanding. TJ's dear friends Paula and Erin have to discover that it's okay to let go of people and let them continue on their own journeys.

Together, TJ and Mare-and Paula and Erin as well-must work through the problems of the past. Can they overcome old ghosts and discover new depths to their relationships? Each has a road of her own to travel. Will they ultimately find ways to journey together?

Dunne with Editing

 

A Last Look At Your Manuscript

 

Write a Book That Includes

the Finer Points of Editing

 

You can find many books on writing a novel and others on how to edit it. A few are worthwhile, and you might learn something from each one—those you can stay with long enough to read the whole book. But many tend to talk about the major areas of writing fiction: character growth, story development, scene structuring, point of view, and pace. Yes, those are important to every story. Without them, the story falls flat.

But one part of writing a book hasn't been adequately covered—the finer points. Written by an editor with more than twenty-five years of editing experience, Dunne With Editing addresses those points one by one and breaks them down to the basics. Twenty-two areas are covered in detail, including these:

 

  • Adverbs

  • Adjectives

  • Burly Detective Syndrome

  • "ing" Disease

  • Passive Voice

  • Wordiness

And many more...

Purposely written without any fluff, Dunne With Editing won't tire your brain; you won't give up halfway through. It gives short explanations and adds enough examples to make each point clear without overloading the reader.

Learn to polish your prose above and beyond what other writers are doing—or perhaps don't know how to do. Complete the handy checklist that's included, and editors and publishers will notice the difference between your book and the ones by authors who haven't sharpened their writing skills as well as you have.