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Nanci Turner Steveson is the proud author of middle-grade realistic fiction: Swing Sideways (HarperCollins 2016); Georgia Rules (HarperCollins 2017);  Lizzie Flying Solo (HarperCollins, April 2019) and Midnight at the Shelter (QuillTree November 2022) which is told through the point of view of a three-legged rescue dog named MahDi (muhh-DEE) which means “good dog” in Thai.

Swing Sideways was published internationally and earned a Scholastic Book Fair selection. Georgia Rules is a Bank Street College of Education Best Book of 2018 with Outstanding Merit, and Lizzie Flying Solo made Kirkus’ “Best Book of 2019” list and was A Mighty Girl’s “Best Book of 2019.” Midnight at the Shelter has just launched but it getting all kinds of love from readers and reviewers alike.

After Nanci’s children grew up she packed her truck and trailer with her horse, her dog, and a mysterious antique box and headed west. She now lives in a historic, meadow cabin in the shadow of the Tetons where she writes books. In addition to writing her own books, Nanci is a professional Book Coach for other writers, she is the Education Director for Off Square Theatre Company, is on the Board of Directors of Jackson Hole Writers Conference. Nanci also runs the free Almost Authors Writing Camps for children throughout the wummers.


Nanci Turner Steveson is an award-winning author of realistic fiction for teens and pre-teens. She is a professional Book Coach for other writers, and runs a free Almost Authors kids-only writing camp. Nanci is on the board of Jackson Hole Writers and lives in the shadow of the Teton mountains. Her novels have been on several Best Books lists including Kirkus and the Bank Street College of Education. She is dedicated to getting books into the hands of homeless families through her  Literacy for Hope Project.