Nan Mahon is a freelance writer, an author and award-winning journalist. Her articles have appeared regularly in the Sacramento Bee, the Elk Grove Citizen and Senior Magazine. Because of her active role in the Sacramento area writers and arts community, Senior Magazine named her a Woman of Influence in March 2007. She lives in Elk Grove and was the Lifestyle Editor of the Elk Grove Citizen for ten years. Her books include Junkyard Blues, Pink Pearls and Irish Whiskey Hard Times and Honeysuckle.