Nancy graduated from Florida Atlantic University with an English major and Education minor. She taught high school in Florida and then private composition classes when she moved to North Carolina. She has been a large-scale event planner for over 20 years, planning state and local conferences, city-wide festivals and smaller music festivals. She also worked for several years with a nonprofit in western North Carolina promoting economic development in an historic downtown area. Her husband is a travel nurse and has taken assignments all over the United States, including Vermont, Wisconsin, Seattle and Virginia, and they live in a travel trailer when he is on assignment. Nancy raised her three sons in WNC near Brevard where she lives now. When not working, she is spending time with children and grandchildren. She loves traveling, hiking, gardening and cooking.