Romance author Nancy Crampton Brophy, 68, is accused of murdering her husband in Portland.

Nancy Brophy

She is alleged to have shot and killed her husband, Chef Daniel Brophy, 63, at the Oregon Culinary Institute. Daniel was an instructor there. The couple had been married for 27 years.

Nancy is an author, having written "The Wrong Husband" in 2015. In the story, a woman escapes her abusive husband after they've been shipwrecked.

In 2011, Nancy wrote "How to Murder Your Husband", a 700-word essay on the blog See Jane Publish. The blog has been made private.