Nancy Richardson Fischer

About the author

NancyFischerHeadshotNancy Richardson Fischer was born on the east coast and went to Cornell University. After college she worked as a writer for Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus. It was a fun first job and I learned how to write quickly, and also that when elephants sneeze on you it’s very (VERY) messy. After a year in the circus, she moved out west.

After a period of time in Aspen, Nancy moved to San Francisco, California where she worked as a writer for University of California, San Francisco and wrote freelance for LucasFilm. LucasFilm taught her that writing freelance, especially fiction, is fun (FUN).

For the first part of her freelance writing career, she wrote sport autobiographies. It was a terrific job, but after ten years and tons of incredible experiences, she got tired of writing other peoples’ stories and not her own.

Today she lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, Henry, and their mostly loveable (but sometimes vorpal) Vizsla, Boone. When she’s not conjuring a story, she loves to kite-board, bike, ski or plan adventures with Boone and Henry, who both make her laugh for different reasons and who are the best partners in fun a gal could ever imagine.

Her novel, When Elephants Fly, was released in September 2018.

You can read more about Nancy and her novel at

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