A native Texan, Nan worked for a life insurance agency and it was here she garnered her first commercial writing success. She created an office procedures manual which the home office issued to all its agencies. For that Nan got a bonus and the writing bug.
A move to Florida landed her a position as assistant purchasing agent for a petrochemical engineering firm but later she tried out the other side of the negotiating desk and went to work for a manufacturer's rep-whom she married.
Nan joined Romance Writers Of America and started writing novel-length fiction. Her work finaled in several RWA chapter-sponsored contests as well as back to back finals in The PACIFIC NORTHWEST WRITERS ASSOCIATION’S annual literary competition, adult genre and romance genre respectively. Five manuscripts later, one is under contract at Champagne Books with a second under review there.