Nancy Canyon was born in Portland, Oregon and raised in Spokane, Washington. She moved to the Pacific Northwest in 1986, migrating from the Kitsap Peninsula to Bellingham, Washington in 2005. She now lives near Lake Whatcom with her artist partner, dog and cat.
Nancy holds the MFA in Creative Writing from Pacific Lutheran University and a Certificate in Fiction Writing from University of Washington. Her prose and poetry is published in Songs of Ourselves, Adanna Literary Journal, Clover: A Literary Rag, Able Muse, Water~Stone Re Genre, Noisy Waters, Floating Bridge Review, Into the Teeth of the Wind, Poetry South, Main Street Rag, Obliquity, Spirit First, Sue C Boynton Poetry Contest Anthology, and more.
Ms. Canyon is a creative writing instructor for Whatcom Community College and Western Washington University's Academy of Life Long Learning. She rents a vintage art studio in historic Fairhaven where she paints and writes. She is shopping around three novels and has a memoir in progress. See more at www.nancycanyon.com, http://artcanyon.blogspot.com and http://nancyloucanyon.blogspot.com