nancy

Author, Author!

“A one-of-a-kind author who leaves you begging for more!”     The Literary Times

With over 58 sales to her credit since her first publication in 1987, Portage, Michigan author Nancy Gideon’s writing career is as versatile as the romance market, itself.  Her books encompass genres from historicals and regencies to contemporary suspense and the paranormal, with a couple of horror screenplays thrown into the mix. Her works have been published overseas in Romanian, Italian, Russian, Portuguese, Danish, German, Icelandic, Czech and Chinese, among other languages.

Also listed on the Internet Movie Database (IMDB), she collaborated on the indie horror films In the Woods and Savage with screenwriting and ADR script credits, and even played the character “Bar Extra”.

A national speaker on writing in general and romance in particular, Gideon is a Western Michigan University honors grad with a major in journalism and minors in history and communications.  She’s a member of Novelist, Inc., Savvy Authors and the Mid-Michigan, PAN, and FF&P chapters of Romance Writers of America, and is former vice-president, published author co-liaison and award-winning newsletter editor for MMRWA.

The mother of two grown sons, one married and proud producer of her grandson and the other not quite out of the nest, she also works full time as a legal assistant.

A prolific writer, Gideon attributes her creative output, which once peaked at seven novels in one year, to her love of history and a gift for storytelling.  She also credits the discipline learned through a background in journalism and scheduling writing time around diaper changes, Scout meetings, band lessons and outings to the Zoo Boo . . . and, of course, OCD.  The due date for her third book and her second son were on the same day . . . and both were early!  When on deadline, she turns on the laptop between 4:30 and 5:00 a.m. to get a chapter in before work.

While the pace is often hectic, Gideon, a Gemini, enjoys tackling diverse projects.  One month it’s researching the gritty existence of 1880’s Texas Rangers only to jump to modern themes of intrigue and possibly a legal thriller or two.  Then, it’s back to the shadowy netherworld of shape shifters, vampires and movie serial killers.  When not working on her latest plot twist before sunrise or arranging medical depositions, she enjoys indulging in Netflix, hosting her critique group, and feeding a variety of wildlife on her fourth-floor balcony including a yearly family of raccoons.  And, of course, reading.

“Romance . . . by any other name”

Writing as Nancy Gideon

For Pocket Books, Silhouette, Pinnacle and ImaJinn Books

– Romantic Times Magazine -Career Achievement for Historical New Reality, “Best Historical Fantasy” and “Best Vampire Romance” nominee

  • Amazon.com “Horror Bestseller for 2000”
  • Aol.com “Bestselling Books” list for 2000″
  • Waldenbooks “Top Ten Series Romance Bestseller”
  • Laurel Wreath finalist for “Romantic Suspense”

Writing as Dana Ransom

For Zebra Books

  •  Romantic Times Magazine “Career Achievement for Historical Adventure” winner
  • “K.I.S.S. Hero” award winner
  • Barnes & Noble “Top Romance Pick”

Writing as Rosalyn West

For Avon Books

  •  HOLT Medallion winner
  •  Ingram Paperback Buyer’s Choice
  •  Romantic Times Magazine nominee for Best North American Historical and Best

Historical Book in a Series

Tremendous novels full of action, romance and incredible characters . . .
Nobody does a hero as well!
  Affaire de Coeur Magazine

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