Nancy J. Cohen

Author of the Bad Hair Day Mysteries

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Nancy J. Cohen
Nancy J. Cohen earned a bachelor's degree in nursing from the University of Rochester and a master's degree from the University of California in San Francisco.  After working as a clinical nurse specialist, she retired to write full-time.  She made her debut onto the publishing scene with futuristic romance novels written as Nancy Cane.  Her first book, CIRCLE OF LIGHT, won the HOLT Medallion Award.

PERMED TO DEATH, her fifth published book, was Nancy's debut mystery from Kensington Publishing Corp.  Her series, the Bad Hair Day Mysteries, features South Florida hairstylist Marla Shore.  DIED BLONDE is the latest title in this series that Publisher's Weekly calls "fast-paced and jaunty . Nancy’s titles have been nominated by RT BookClub for a Reviewer’s Choice Award and have made the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association (IMBA) Bestseller List.  Her next release, DEAD ROOTS, comes out in December.

Nancy is listed in Contemporary Authors, Poets & Writers, and Who’s Who in U.S. Writers, Editors & Poets.  She is an active member of Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, Romance Writers of America, Novelists, Inc., and The Author's Guild.  She has served as President of Florida Romance Writers, Inc and as Secretary for MWA--FLORIDA chapter. As a featured speaker at conferences, bookstores, libraries, and local community groups, she enjoys meeting readers and booksellers. Additional activities include  writing articles for The 3rd Degree, The Kiss of Death, Romance Writers' Report, The Literary Times, Mystery Readers Journal, Romantic Times, and Mystery Scene Magazine. 

When she is not busy writing, Nancy likes dining at local restaurants, regional travel, outlet shopping, and schmoozing with fellow writers.  She and her husband live in the Fort Lauderdale area.  They are empty-nesters with two grown children.  Their miniature poodle, who bears a strong resemblance to Marla's dog Spooks, keeps them entertained.

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Other Books by Author:

  • Three Men and a Body, WICKED WOMEN WHODUNIT, Kensington Brava Anthology

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