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about the author

Nan has always been a reader. When she took a break from her sales career to raise children, she decided to use all that new leisure time to start writing her own books. First picture books (terrible, as editors were quick to tell her), then middle-grade stories (ditto), and finally Young Adult. That was a better fit.


Her first book, Cheating Lessons (Simon & Schuster, Tadmar Press), stars high school quiz bowl champion Bernadette, who has a great memory and an ethical dilemma. In Unaccounted For (Tadmar Press), 18-year-old Milo postpones college to investigate his father's death--and discovers corporate finance is a lot more dangerous than people think. 


Her latest novel, Project Oasis (coming soon), is set in and around Pittsburgh. What will 25-year-old Frances Dorrian do when runaway Saudi bride Marya lands in her limo and demands help fleeing murderous relatives? Quite a lot, it turns out, and the two young women learn much about themselves and each other's cultures while eluding some very angry Saudi men who want them dead.


Nan and her husband have two daughters and a son and live not far from Pittsburgh. None of her loved ones has ever felt neglected because of her writing. Just saying.