Nan Rossiter was born in Mount Vernon, New York. Some of her earliest memories include riding her green Stingray bicycle—complete with banana seat and sissy bar—to the Pelham Library—a tiny, cave-like space tucked underneath Hutchinson Elementary School and fortified with solid oak doors. It was from the shelves of this library that Nan first discovered the magic of books through the worlds of Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle, Laura Ingalls, The Brothers Lionheart, and Harriet the Spy.
In 1977, Nan moved with her parents to Barkhamsted, Connecticut. She graduated from Northwestern Regional 7 High School and went on to the Rhode Island School of Design, graduating in 1986 with a degree in illustration. After freelancing for several years, Nan began writing and illustrating books for children, including RUGBY & ROSIE, winner of Nebraska’s Golden Sower Award, and more recently, THE FO'C'SLE: Henry Beston’s Outermost House.
Nan lives in rural Connecticut with her husband, Bruce, two handsome sons, Cole and Noah, and a black Lab named Finnegan. When she’s not working, she enjoys hiking with her family or curling up with a good book.
Nan’s adult fiction is often compared to the work of Nicholas Sparks - especially her first novel, THE GIN & CHOWDER CLUB. Nan's second novel, WORDS GET IN THE WAY, is an uplifting story about a single mom whose young son has autism. Her third novel, MORE THAN YOU KNOW, touches on the bonds of sisterhood and the tragedy and despair of Alzheimer's. UNDER A SUMMER SKY ties the first three books together in an unexpected way, and NANTUCKET touches on the difference time can make, the truths that never alter, and the bittersweet second chances that arrive just in time to steer a heart back home. FIREFLY SUMMER is an uplifting story of the resilience of sisterhood and the bright glimpses of joy and solace that, like fireflies after rain, can follow the deepest heartaches, and Nan's new novel, SUMMER DANCE, brings together characters from her acclaimed novel NANTUCKET in a powerful, heartwarming love story that bridges past and present.