Nancy Scott Hanway

Nancy Scott Hanway is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Recently she was named a finalist for the 2015 McKnight Fellowship in Creative Prose. Her work has appeared in The Florida Review, North Dakota Quarterly, Willow Review, Washington Square, Southern Indiana Review, and in many other journals. She used to teach 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 novel-in-progress, The Criminal Gene, is a coming-of-age tale about a sixteen-year old girl who discovers that she comes from a long line of female thieves.
 
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 did point out that this was not an approved parenting technique. I write about our excursions, and about other non-crimes, in my blog. 

Mostly, I write a out books. But as a wine geek, I write–and sometimes blog– about Argentine wine, which is also a scholarly interest. Like several of my characters, I'm a fallen debutante.