Nancy Butts has had her head stuck in a book ever since she learned to read--and she's been writing stories for just as long. But she never thought she was good enough to actually earn a living at it, so she tried her hand at a lot of other trades first. Ultimately though, writing caught up to her, and for the past 30 years, that's what she's been doing, one way or the other. She started out as a newspaper journalist and freelance writer for adults, but finally made the leap to her true love, children's books, with her YYA novels CHESHIRE MOON and THE DOOR IN THE LAKE, both published by Stephen Roxburgh at Front Street. DOOR was an ALA Quick Pick and a Scholastic Book Club selection.
Since then, she has branched out into editing and teaching, too. Nancy has been an instructor at the Institute of Children's Literature for over twelve years, and was the lead editor on Sandra Asher's WRITING IT RIGHT! published in 2009 by Writers Institute. She works for the education market as well and has published several books with Pearson Learning. She has spoken at SCBWI regional meetings and conducted novel workshops, and for the past several years, she has also been privileged via private manuscript critiques to guide writers through the often-perilous journey of bringing their books to life.
Member since 2013
Region: Southern Breeze (Alabama/Georgia)
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