Hats Off! to Nancy Simpson Brantley (1938-2018): the North Carolina Writers' Network gifted a photo of Simpson to the Moss Memorial Library in Hayesville, in honor of her many achievements. Simpson served on the NCWN Executive Board and was a co-founder of NCWN-West, a program of NCWN, to serve writers in the remote NC mountains. She was NCWN-West’s Program Director for over twenty-one years. Nancy Simpson Brantley was a poet, teacher, and mother of three children. She taught in Clay County Schools for twenty-eight years. Author of three poetry collectios, her poems also were published widely in literary journals.