Nancy Crochiere wrote a humor column for The Daily News of Newburyport and Eagle-Tribune of North Andover, Massachusetts, for fifteen years. In 2014, she collected her favorite columns into a book titled The Mother Load, which was a finalist for Foreword Reviews’ Book of the Year in humor and the Independent Publishers of New England 2014 Book Award. Her essays have also appeared in The Boston Globe, Writer’s Digest, and WBUR’s Cognoscenti.
Nancy first recognized her talent for writing fiction while penning creative notes excusing her daughters’ tardiness at school. Recently, she completed a novel and has begun work on another.
Having succeeded in launching two children without either knocking over a convenience store, Nancy now lives north of Boston with her husband, Paul, a world-class marathoner, and a few houseplants whose future is uncertain.
In her spare time, Nancy acts as an “extra” in feature films and TV shows. You can see her as the distraught mother-of-the-bride in the opening moments of Love, Weddings, and Other Disasters, or catch her staring unapologetically at Bradley Cooper’s backside in Joy.
Photo credit (top) – Allegra Boverman