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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
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Nancy Springer Eris Augustine, Enola herself was content to stop after six books, but her readers never let up messaging and e-mailing me that they wanted more.…moreEris Augustine, Enola herself was content to stop after six books, but her readers never let up messaging and e-mailing me that they wanted more. Truth to tell, sequels scare me; they're seldom as good as their origins, and I never like to do the same thing twice anyway -- as a writer I'm all over the map. I detest self-imitation. But after hundreds of requests, it seemed as if I should at least try...and lo and behold, Enola obliged with greatest zest! I'm delighted to be spending my days with her again.(less)
Nancy Springer Hi, Chrissie. Yes, working with AND behind his back. The first book just went out to publishers TODAY, but I have a reasonable expectation of finding…moreHi, Chrissie. Yes, working with AND behind his back. The first book just went out to publishers TODAY, but I have a reasonable expectation of finding a publisher. How many more books will be in this next Enola Holmes series depends on two things: how many the publisher is willing to take on, and how many years of writing do I have left in me. Thanks for asking!(less)
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