Nancy L. Reed



About Author Nancy L. Reed

My first writing attempt, at the age of four, was a soup-and-sandwich cafe menu. A love of words grew from that time. I wrote poetry during my elementary and high school years resulting in two chapbooks. Numerous short stories and the beginnings of two novels blossomed from the heady days of writing fiction during college. After college I took a variety of writing classes and workshops to further fuel my passion.

My lifelong relationship with words has brought me here — a book of short stories, a collection of memory snippets, and a gift book of poems and songs about dogs. A second book of memory snippets, a second dog-grr-el book, and a children's book in poetic form will be published in 2016, with a novel following soon after.

The power of words to describe the world we live in and those worlds we’ve never seen, to celebrate people we know and those we’ve never met, and to share our thoughts and feelings as well as focus our futures is a gift we give ourselves and others. Enjoy your words.

Other Publications

NCW Poets on Parade. Northern Colorado Writers. (2017). 

Grapes, Grapes, Grapes (May 2, 2017)
Stages of Her Life (May 7, 2017)
Gaia's Sorrow (May 11, 2017)
With Child (May 17, 2017)

Of the Earth, Pooled Ink. Northern Colorado Writers. (2012).

Articles, Write Stuff. Northern Colorado Writers. (2011-2014).

No Name Town (short story). The Mountain Scribe Anthology 2012. (2012).

Gift Return (short story). The Mountain Scribe Anthology 2012. (2012).

Sonnet to Infinity – ala Shakespeare in iambic pentameter (poem). The Mountain Scribe Anthology 2012. (2012).

Cruisin’ (short story). The Mountain Scribe Anthology 2009. (2009).

Goodbye, Beautiful Beast (short story). The Mountain Scribe Anthology 2009. (2009).

The Friend (short story). The Mountain Scribe Anthology 2006. (2007).

The Reader (short story). The Mountain Scribe Anthology 2006. (2007).

Life (poem). The Mountain Scribe Anthology 2006. (2007).

Perceived Deterrents to Classified Staff's Voluntary Participation in Staff Development Activities. (Colorado State University, PhD Dissertation). (1994).

Adult students and technology in higher education: A partnership for participation. Reed, Nancy L. & Bart P. Beaudin. Collegiate Microcomputer. (1993). 11(1), 1-4.

After school adventures. Kinghorn, Harriet, Lillian Dudley, & Nancy L. Reed. Minneapolis, MN: T.S. Denison. (1993).

Diary of a small library. Colorado Libraries. (1982). 8(2), 52-53.

Blog Posts

#WhatsYourStory Featuring Nancy L. Reed. (September 11, 2017.)

My Tiny Writing Retreat. (June 23, 2017.)

It Takes a Team. (June 9, 2016.)

The Magical Place. (April 12, 2016).

More Ideas About Ideas. (February 16, 2016).

The Art of the Kitchen Sink Writing Style. (February 9, 2016).

It's Never Just One Book, Is It?! (November 13, 2014).