Beautiful prose and and a bittersweet novel about #love#life and #music by Nanci Lee Woody.                                          Book Viral

This highly readable, triumphant tale deserves a place on any music lover’s and book lover’s shelf.             Foreword Reviews




Best Selling Fiction from ​Sand Hill Review Press
Nanci Lee Woody attended Eastern Illinois University, started her teaching career at age 20 and taught for a year and a half in high school before moving to California.  Following a stint at the California Legislature, she took a job at American River College teaching job skills to unemployed women and women on public assistance. She completed her master’s degree at California State University, Sacramento, taught management and accounting classes, wrote textbooks, and served as Dean of Business.

Now Nanci is writing poetry, song lyrics, short stories and other fiction.   Her poetry has been published in anthologies and online. She writes stories for kids and wrote the book and lyrics for a musical, Hello to Life!, produced in Sacramento. Her recent novel, Tears and Trombones, published by The Sand Hill Review Press, is available on and in bookstores. A short story, Nothing’s Going On, appears in The Sand Hill Review, fiction, 2014, also available on In July, 2014, she won first place in a short story contest sponsored by the California Writers Club, Sacramento.

In her spare time, she creates art in pastels, oils, pen, ink and colored pencils. She sometimes depicts what she sees but, more often than not, she draws what’s in her mind, images that can’t be found in the natural world. Nanci’s art has appeared in numerous juried shows in the Sacramento area and in the KVIE annual auctions.

She is a photographer, especially loves to capture unusual pictures of birds and other critters. She travels often, loves museums and music of all kinds, but especially opera and symphonic music.