Nancy A. Anderson was born and attended school in New Mexico. She received her bachelor’s degree from New Mexico State University in Elementary Education. After teaching in elementary school, she received her master’s and doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in reading and a cognate in children’s literature. She recently retired after teaching at the university level for twenty-seven years. She taught many different courses in reading and literature as well as supervised preservice teachers in field settings. She is now a full-time author and resides with her two little dogs in the sweltering heat of central Florida.