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Canadian born in 1968, Nancy was raised in a large extended family of boys where she learned to keep her head and her elbows up and to give as good as she took.  Being a bit of a tomboy, she was initiated into sports first with downhill skiing at the fresh age of 3 years old, then came baseball, soccer, and gymnastics, with her mother adding ballet to the mix to help round things out.

Nancy has lived in 4 different Canadian cities, but in 2006 she turned her sights southward to become a Canadian-US transplant. She currently lives in a beautiful house on the beach in South Florida with her spouse (known as G-Pa to the grandkids), and their lab-pit mix rescue, Kinney. 

She loves a good cup of coffee, adores red-wine, and enjoys pizza and tacos every chance she gets. She also has several tattoos and is always thinking about her next.

Before becoming a full-time author, Nancy trained and became a Licensed NLP Master Practitioner and Certified Nutrition Coach Pn1.

She holds certifications as a Community & Workplace Traumatologist, an Early Intervention Field Traumatologist, a Compassion Fatigue Resiliency & Recovery Educator, and as a Certified QPR Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper. As a sequel to that, she ran a Wellness Company for 5 years counselling clients in Trauma Recovery, Nutrition, Fitness, and life's daily challenges.

Prior to her time in wellness, Nancy spent 20+ years in the Information Technology field as a Computer Engineer, with her only writing endeavors at the time being technical documents and manuals. For several years of her IT career she had the privilege of working with the RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police), Canada's National/Federal Police organization, having been brought in under emergency circumstances following the events of 9/11, to assist officers and civilians alike on the high-profile case, and with other cases that followed.

Along with her Computer Science degree, Nancy has a degree in Art/Design, she was pre-med in her late 20s, and she has a background in Exercise Science and Athletic Therapy.

There's more, but I'm sure that's enough for now... :)

A little more about Nancy...