Nancy Scott Hanway is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Her work has appeared in The Florida Review, North Dakota Quarterly, Willow Review, Washington Square, Southern Indiana Review, and in many other journals. She once taught Latin American literature and culture at Gustavus Adolphus College in Minnesota, before quitting her job and moving to Fayetteville, Arkansas, where she writes full-time.
Welcome to my site:
Dear Reader: My completed YA novel, The Criminal Gene, is about a sixteen-year old girl who discovers that she comes from a long line of female thieves. I’m sending it out to agents, now.
I learned about auto theft as a teenager, helping my boyfriend (now husband) “borrow” cars from friends. In order to study jewelry theft, I asked my son to help me case jewelry stores, acting out scenes from the novel. We didn’t commit any crimes, mind you, but he has pointed out that this is not an approved parenting technique.
Other facts: I have an extremely opinionated corgi (is there any other kind?) who serves as my spirit animal. Although I’m landlocked here in the Ozarks, I spend as much as time as possible on a sailboat on Lake Superior—my dream is to live on the boat someday. And, like several of my characters, I'm a fallen debutante.