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.
Producer Tavia Gilbert is an AudioFile Earphones Award winner, an Audie Award nominee, and a Parent's Choice Award winner. She makes her home in Portland, Maine, where she works as a writer and a stage and voice actor. Tavia produces, directs, and narrates unique audiobooks, full-cast recordings, and documentaries, and she is currently pursuing an MFA in creative nonfiction at the Vermont College of Fine Arts.