New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Nan Rossiter grew up in Pelham, New York. Some of her earliest memories include riding a green stingray bike—complete with banana seat and sissy bar—to the Pelham Library which, at the time, was a tiny, cave-like space tucked beneath Hutchinson Elementary School. It was from the shelves of this library that Nan first discovered the magic of books. Some of her favorite characters included Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle, Pippi-Longstocking, Laura Ingalls, The Scarlet Pimpernel, and Harriet the Spy.
When she was in middle school, Nan moved with her parents to Barkhamsted, Connecticut. She graduated from Rhode Island School of Design, and after freelancing for several years, began writing and illustrating children’s books, including RUGBY & ROSIE, winner of Nebraska’s Golden Sower Award, and most recently, THE FO’C’SLE: Henry Beston’s Outermost House.
Nan’s adult fiction is often compared to Nicholas Sparks, Elin Hildebrandt, and Nancy Thayer and has been highly acclaimed by reviewers from Publisher’s Weekly to Booklist.
Nan lives in rural Connecticut with her husband, two handsome sons, and a noble black Lab named Finn, who takes her for long walks every day, no matter what the weather!
The Gin & Chowder Club, Words Get in the Way, More Than You Know, Under a Summer Sky, Nantucket, Firefly Summer, Summer Dance, Rugby & Rosie, The Way Home, Sugar on Snow, The Fo’c’sle: Henry Beston’s Outermost House