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about the author

Nan Willard Cappo grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the fifth of six children. She earned her BA in English from Notre Dame, an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh, and an MA in English from Wayne State University. She met her husband in Pittsburgh while they were both selling computers for IBM. They moved to Michigan where Nan began writing fiction, in between raising three children.

Her first novel, Cheating Lessons(Simon & Schuster/​Atheneum), is based in part on her experiences coaching her children in numerous academic contests.

In 2011 Nan moved back to Pittsburgh, formed her own publishing imprint--Tadmar Press-- and published another YA novel. Unaccounted For is also a Michigan-set mystery, for older teens. It was named an IndieReader Discovery Award Finalist.

In 2016, Tadmar Press will bring out new hardback and paperback editions of Cheating Lessons, as well as an eBook, available at most retailers. In addition, Nan is working on an adult novel set in Pittsburgh.

Novels for Teens and Adults

Fiction, ages 13-up
"Suspense! I'd recommend this book to all teens." --VOYA
Suspense fiction, for mature teens and adults
"Plenty of action, romance and intrigue...make Cappo's page-turner a hit..." --Kirkus Reviews

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