Some Of It Was Real

“Fischer has a natural touch for plotting and clever dialogue, and her fresh, delightful plot charms and entices. Women’s fiction readers will devour this.”
Publishers Weekly

The Speed of Falling Objects

“Readers will be captivated by the ways in which each character’s true self is laid bare as their numbers dwindle, their carefully constructed masks falling aside to reveal their inner natures.”
Publishers Weekly

“This is a shining star among young adult survivalist stories.”
School Library Journal

“A thrilling story of survival and strength.”

“Fischer’s tightly constructed novel is packed with gruesome and fascinating details about Amazonian flora and fauna, but at its heart is Danny’s desire to create a relationship with the father she idolizes. Fischer has created a sympathetic, believably flawed, and satisfyingly strong heroine whose emotional journey is as compelling as the physical hardships of the rain forest.”

“Part adventure, part coming-of-age novel, and altogether a page-turner.”

“Fischer’s ability to write credible dialogue and describe situations and people is simply incredible… a novel that oozes excellence and craftsmanship.”
New York Journal of Books

“I highly recommend [The Speed of Falling Objects] for anyone looking for an uputdownable YA contemporary with suspense and a touch of romance.”
YA Book Central

“This is a book meant for anyone who loves epic journeys and complex characters…”
Sarah Scoop

“Survivalist stories are brutal… This story is no exception… and offers a very interesting exploration ito the human spirit when it seems as though there is nothing left to lose…”
The Nerd Daily

“This book is an adventure from start to finish…”

“If you do nothing else this year, read this book! Top 10 list of best books this year. No question.”
Stranded in Chaos

“I was on the edge of my seat… 100% recommend this book to anyone that wants to fall into a bookand not come back up to the surface until you’ve finished it…”
Break Even Books

When Elephants Fly

“This is as much a story about mental health as it is about compassion and evolution… Verdict: A recommended addition to most YA collections.”
School Library Journal 

“If you loved Water for Elephants, this new YA novel will take you right back to that beloved story of love and loss…”

“When Elephants Fly has a wonderful balance of action, drama, romance and animals that kept me wanting to read more to see how things would turn out for both Lily and Swifty…”
The Literary Maven

“Fischer’s story encompasses the themes of love, courage, and forgiveness with lively, well-rounded characters, not the least of whom is Swifty. Lily is especially vibrant as she evolves from her quiet, safe existence into someone who recognizes the difference between simply being alive and living.”

“Nancy Richardson Fischer deserves high praise for her well-researched and endearing novel. Her imagination, craft and effort has resulted in her writing a piece of fiction that is worthy of winning a prize…”
New York Journal of Books

“There are some battles worth fighting even if it means losing yourself…”
Reading For Sanity

“What an incredible story! It tugs at the heartstrings on so many levels…”
Geeks of Doom

“I was blown away by this book!”
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When I was a kid, I wanted to be a singer. Despite considerable effort, I was terrible! But the original lyrics in my novels have inspired readers to create songs and that’s been a really special gift!!!