I grew up in various locations on the east coast and now call central California home. I’m recently retired, having spent 35 years as a technical writer, converting engineer-speak into words and sentences. I liken it to translating ancient Greek, when you’re not too familiar with the Greek part!
Since retiring several years ago, my husband and I have been travelling the world. So far, we’ve visited France, Spain, England, Sri Lanka, New Zealand, Belgium, the Netherlands, India, and Vietnam, spending anywhere from three weeks to three months in each country.
We’ve made friends in many of the countries we’ve visited and are currently supporting several projects in Vietnam: two projects to teach English to children in rural villages in the far north, as well as PeaceTrees Vietnam, an NGO that works with locals to eradicate land minds in the former DMZ, provide educational opportunities to kids in rural villages, and build libraries and community centers. Their most recent initiative is called the “Black Pepper Project”. Farming families in the region have learned the skills and techniques for growing black pepper, which is then sold to Costco of all places. Very cool!
Recently, in addition to writing, I have also been working on a climate repair initiative. We propose to reduce atmospheric methane to pre-industrial levels and are working on fund-raising to validate the Iron Salt Aerosol method, a natural process that has cooled the planet in the ice ages. It’s a vital and ambitious project, and I invite you to browse our website at Restore Our Climate.
Thanks for reading! You can contact me via email at: nancywoodbooks[at]gmail[dot]com
And, as a bonus, here’s a link to a recording of the Zoom launch celebration for The Found Child: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1IxuwxdpMprYPbaB1WBh-AEoTErJ92qa0?usp=sharing