Nancy Thayer is the author of 30 novels, including A Nantucket Wedding, Secrets in Summer, The Island House, A Very Nantucket Christmas, and The Hot Flash Club. Her books are about families and friendship and the beautiful island of Nantucket. Her work has been translated into fifteen languages, including Lithuanian, Hebrew, and Finnish. She was a Fellow at the Breadloaf Writers’ Conference in 1980 and she was awarded the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award in Mainstream Fiction in 2015. Her first novel, Stepping, was made into a 13-part series for BBC Radio. Her ghost novel
Spirit Lost was produced as a movie by United Image Entertainment.
Nancy has two grown children and four grandchildren. She has lived on Nantucket for 34 years with her husband Charley Walters. She grew up in Kansas, so every morning when she looks out the window at the harbor, she reminds herself never to wear ruby red slippers, and she never clicks her heels. Nancy has a B.A. and M.A. in English literature from the University of Missouri at Kansas City.