Furstinger, Nancy

Nancy Furstinger has been speaking up for animals since she learned to talk, and she hasn’t shut up yet. She is the author of nearly 100 books, including many on her favorite topic: animals! She started her writing career in third grade, when her class performed a play she wrote while recovering from chicken pox. Since then, Nancy has been a feature writer for a daily newspaper, a managing editor of trade and consumer magazines, and an editor at two children’s book publishing houses. She shares her home with big dogs, house rabbits, and a chinchilla (all rescued), and volunteers with several animal organizations. www.nancyfurstinger.com

3 Fun Facts

1. I keep a pen that lights up on my nighttable in case inspiration strikes at dark hours.
2. Three of my books were inspired by my rescued animals (dog and rabbits). They loved accompanying me to book events!
3. I wrote my first story when I was in third grade. My class performed it as a play and I so loved hearing my words spoken that I decided to become a writer.