My inspirations

Hello, and welcome to my first ever blog post!

As you likely know, I'm a children's book author from Vancouver, British Columbia.

Some of you might wonder, how did I make the leap from my training as a teacher, and my work as a teacher-librarian, to writing children's books?

I am lucky to have many inspirations in my life. Here are a few:

 The Real Number 21 truck- her father's- that inspired Nancy's book

The Real Number 21 truck- her father's- that inspired Nancy's book

1) My family: I am so fortunate to have three beautiful children, Josh, Bianca and Luke. From the time they were born, they have been constant sources of inspiration and creative forces in my life.

 Nancy and her kids in their car, packed up for camping!

Nancy and her kids in their car, packed up for camping!

2) My work: As I mentioned, I have worked as a teacher-librarian for the past 35 years. I absolutely love my work, and am constantly learning from the myriad groups of children that I have taught, and read to, over the past several decades. I am my happiest when among curious new readers!

3) My personal experiences: They say to write what you know, and I am a firm believer in this adage! I am a British Columbian, and am proud to come from such a beautiful part of the world. From Camping to Number 21, my children's books reflect fond memories of my own childhood,  my family history and a true lifelong love of nature.

The books I write are from the heart. I hope you enjoy reading them with your family.

Thanks for reading! 

- Nancy