Nancy Cupp started writing at the age of sixty. Although she dabbled a tiny bit while taking college courses in her early fifties, she didn’t set out to become a writer.
She was too busy trying to earn a living. She worked a few factory jobs but ended up as an over the road truck driver.
“Trucking provided long hours of thinking time, story material and life experience. Unfortunately, it didn’t allow any free time to write. I drove thousands of miles writing stories in my head, but I didn’t try to write them down until I took a break from trucking.”
Besides writing, Nancy loves the outdoors. She ran eight marathons in five different states, including Hawaii and Alaska. She loves backpacking the National parks. Volunteering one summer at Yosemite gave her a unique opportunity to explore and learn about the park.
Her first passion, however, was horses. She learned to ride on her family’s cantankerous backyard pony, Sparky, then graduated to trail riding and Dressage.
Taking an early retirement, Nancy likes to spend time at her Minnesota home with her wicked, wicked, cat and neurotic dog. When she isn’t writing, she can be found tending the weed patch, mowing the lawn, or shoveling snow.