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BIO -- NANCY SPRINGER


Nancy Springer has passed the fifty-book milestone, having written that many novels for adults, young adults and children, in genres including mythic fantasy, contemporary fiction, magical realism, horror, and mystery -- although she did not realize she wrote mystery until she won the Edgar Allan Poe Award from the Mystery Writers of America two years in succession. DARK LIE, recently released from NAL, is her first venture into mass-market psychological suspense.
Born in Montclair, New Jersey, Nancy Springer moved with her family to Gettysburg, of Civil War fame, when she was thirteen. She spent the next forty-six years in Pennsylvania, raising two children (Jonathan, now 38, and Nora, 34), writing, horseback riding...more


Over the years I have helped lots of students with projects, but this questionnaire stands out from the crowd. Of all the “assignments” I have received, this one has to be the most challenging and, proportionately, interesting.

Here, minus the name of the sender, is the e-mail I received:

Hello, Ms. Springer. I am writing a paper for my high school English class that requires me to survey a cert... Read more of this blog post »
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“Conform, go crazy, or become an artist.”
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“Confound my genteel upbringing! I could not think of any name foul enough to call him.”
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“I hope that the kind reader recognises this as a despairing attempt at humour.”
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