The Scent of Rain and Lightning (Compact Disc)
March 2010 Indie Next List
“Nancy Pickard manages to write like the prairies where she locates her story--big, unexpected, unforgiving, and generous all at the same time. The story follows Jody Linder and her extended family as they face the release of the man convicted of killing of Jody's father, and now grated a new trial. The family struggles once again with the murder and its impact, and finally with the question of justice and the truth.”
— Susie Wilmer, Old Firehouse Books, Fort Collins, CO
About the Author
Nancy Pickard has won numerous mystery awards for her short stories and novels, including an Anthony Award for "Say No to Murder, " a Macavity Award for "Marriage Is Murder, " and two Agatha Awards for Best Novel, for "Bum Steer" in 1990 and "I.O.U" in 1991. She was also nominated for an Edgar Award for "I.O.U." A former reporter and editor, she is a past president of Sisters in Crime, the international association of mystery writers and fans. She lives in Kansas, where she is working on a new mystery to be published by Pocket Books.
Multiple Audie nominee and Earphones and Parent's Choice Award-winning producer, narrator, and writer Tavia Gilbert has appeared on stage and in film. School Library Journal has called the performances of this highly-acclaimed actress "as close as you can get to a full cast narration with a solo voice." She has narrated over 200 multi-cast and solo voice audiobooks.