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Nancy Hayes Kilgore is the winner of the 2016 Vermont Writers Prize. She is the author of Wild Mountain (Green Writers Press, 2017) and Sea Level, a 2011 ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year. Nancy has published in the anthology Times They Were A-Changing: Women Remember the 60s and 70s, in literary journals, as a Vermont Public Radio Commentator, and online at Grandparents.com.

Formerly a parish pastor (Presbyterian and Congregational,) Nancy has been a pastoral counselor(psychotherapist) for over twenty-five years.


from reviews of Wild Mountain: 

“Kilgore weaves a tight tale about the complications of a community at odds….Wild Mountain is a quiet, beautiful novel full of sensuous descriptions of rural Vermont and the lives of those who reside there….The book’s central problem—our inability to communicate and understand—is what makes this book’s central message so relevant today.”  —Lambda Literary.org

“Kilgore’s characters find love despite many obstacles, and they find freedom in Vermont. They are free to get a second chance at life—what a wonderful gift.”    –Vermont Woman

“Presenting small-town life with strong descriptive prose and empathy, Kilgore eventually arrives at a heartening message of reconciliation.”    —Seven Days

“This book is at its heart, all about love….Ms. Kilgore has a very poetic way of writing that turns words into vignettes that played as little movies in my head as I read the story. I almost shivered as the ice broke on the river, I felt the breeze blow across the fields and the spring sun warmed my face. I, unlike the author do not have a magical way with words but trust me when I say you will be rewarded by reading this book.”       —Broken Teepee Broken Teepee

“Nancy Kilgore skillfully peels away the layers of what might otherwise be a quaint town in Vermont. She has keen insight into human strength and frailty and unleashes a cauldron of history, magic, secrets, petty politics flavored with the Freedom to Marry bill, and love. A fine book by a talented writer.”                                – Jacqueline Sheehan, New York Times bestselling author of  The Tiger in the House.

“The places and characters are so vivid and real, I felt like I was there with them. I wanted to wrap myself up in the story like a coat.”    —Kim Church, author of Byrd

“…the author did a great job in setting the scene.  As I was reading, I could picture this small town, the covered bridge, and the surrounding mountains.  It made me want to take a trip to Vermont!”   Musings of a Literary Wanderer




Listen on Shelagh Shapiro’s popular radio show  Write the Book

Read on Deborah Kalb’s blog: Book Q&A with Deborah Kalb

Read an interview with Kim Church on Fiction Writers Review



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