Nannette Kilbey-Smith

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Nannette has led quite a bohemian life, and tried her hand at many different means of employment. She has been a green plant specialist, caring for plants in indoor environments; a radio news announcer and disc jockey; a short-order cook and tea-room chef; an interior house painter; and a 911 dispatcher. She counts as some of her most enjoyable jobs a two-year stint as a library manager and teacher’s aide in a rural private school, and 9 years as an office manager/administrator for an international book publisher in London, England, where she lived for 15 years.

She confesses to a fascination with words, both spoken and written, and admits this stands her in good stead as editor for the Wilson County News. A follower of current events, she has discovered an interest in civic affairs and enjoys observing and reporting on the activities of local elected entities and individuals. Nannette also enjoys meeting the many talented and interesting people in our readership area and counts herself privileged and honored to share their stories with readers.

Our editor is the proud mother of two children; she and they are alumni of La Vernia High School. They’re a family of avid readers and can often be found browsing bookstore shelves.

In her (rare) free time, Nannette enjoys home decorating, writing and reading for pleasure, watercolor painting, and creating in the kitchen, as well as poking around rummage sales and market day events. She also enjoys contributing to music ministry in her parish. She attended Troy State University and the University of the Incarnate Word, and holds a post-graduate certification in management from the South Bank University of London, England.