Nancy Crochiere’s debut novel, Graceland, will be published by Avon/HarperCollins on May 30, 2023. Graceland is the story of three generations of women (mother-daughter-granddaughter) at odds with one another but stumbling toward forgiveness, acceptance, and grace on a road trip to Memphis.
Prior to trying fiction, Nancy wrote a humor column for two Massachusetts’ newspapers for thirteen 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 fiction while crafting creative notes to excuse her daughters’ tardiness at school. Her daughters now grown, she lives north of Boston with her husband and a few houseplants who could use more attention.
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.
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