About Nan

Nan Fischer is the author of Some Of It Was Real (July 2022, Berkley Publishing), and the young adult novels, When Elephants Fly and The Speed of Falling Objects. Additional author credits include Junior Jedi Knights, a middle grade Star Wars trilogy for LucasFilm, and co-authored sport autobiographies for elite athletes including #1 ranked tennis superstar Monica Seles, Triple Crown race winning jockey Julie Krone, Olympic gold medal speed skater Apolo Anton Ohno, legendary gymnastics coach Bela Karolyi, and Olympic gold medal gymnasts Nadia Comaneci and Shannon Miller. Honors include:

  • Two-time Oregon Book Award Finalist
  • Parade Top 20 Most Anticipated Books
  • #1 on Bookstr’s Top 15 Unputdownable YA Reads
  • The Culturalist Top Ten Most Anticipated YA Books
  • Hypable Books You Can’t Afford to Miss!
  • Bookstr 10 Amazing New YA Books Adults Will Love, Too
  • Missouri Gateway Reader Award Nominee
  • Hypable 15 Best YA Novels of 2019
  • Buzzfeed Most Anticipated Contemporary YA New Releases

A graduate of Cornell University and former Traveling Writer for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus and Senior Campaign Writer for The University of California, San Francisco, Nan’s articles have appeared in Harper’s Bazaar, Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine, The Huffington Post, Powell’s Book Blog, YA Books Central, Germ Magazine, Hypable, and School Library Journal.

Nan lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, Henry, and sometimes vorpal, but always lovable, Vizsla, Boone. When she’s not conjuring a story or reading, Nan can be found hiking, biking, kitesurfing, skiing or planning her family’s next adventure.