Blanche Murninghan is up against
land-grabbing goons on Santa Maria Island.
A murder. And a hurricane … How can so
many things go so wrong, so fast?

Launched in 2020, first in the new mystery
series from Light Messages Publishing.
Saving Tuna Street was a finalist for the
Foreword INDIES mystery of 2020.

What could set off Blanche “Bang” Murninghan more than finding a “new” mummy?

Blanche heads to Vietnam to search
for the living – and face her past.

(June 2022)

The air is tense. There’s a big blowup. Escape is around the corner. But freedom is as elusive as a dream.

“The heartwarming story of a writer’s discovery that the aging process – and life in general – can be tragic and wondrous, all at once.”

~ Kirkus Reviews

Short Stories

Nancy Nau Sullivan’s storytelling includes mystery, memoir, and a novel. The Blanche “Bang” Murninghan mystery series begins with SAVING TUNA STREET, nominated for best INDIE mystery. The series follows Blanche to Mexico City, Vietnam–and Ireland in June 2023. In addition, Nancy’s first book, THE LAST CADILLAC: A MEMOIR, details a harrowing chapter in her life as does her novel, THE BOYS OF ALPHA BLOCK.

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Nancy Nau Sullivan

Born in San Francisco, Nancy grew up in the Midwest and worked in publishing in New York following graduation from college. She has a master’s degree in journalism from Marquette University and was an editor and writer at newspapers in the Midwest. She later taught English at a boys’ prison, in Argentina, and in the Peace Corps in Mexico. Nancy now lives in Northwest Indiana.

The Last Cadillac: A Memoir is her first book, winner of two Eric Hoffer awards. Her new mystery series, launched with Saving Tuna Street, was a finalist for the Foreword INDIES mystery of 2020. Nancy also has a new novel, The Boys of Alpha Block. It tells the story of a woman who teaches in a boys’ prison and gets caught up in their escape plan.