After a thirty-year career writing books, stories and poems for children and young adults, Nancy is now writing for an older audience as well. She holds a BA from San Jose State University and an MFA from Southern CT State University.

Nancy has taught fiction writing at SCSU, Gotham Writer's Workshop and The Mark Twain House Museum. She worked with the Afghan Women's Writing Project helping women tell their stories from 2009-2016 and continues to help Afghan students via email through the ROYA Mentorship Program.