Nancy Roe Pimm biography
Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Nancy now resides in Plain City, Ohio, along with her husband, Ed, who has retired from a career racing Indy Cars and NASCAR. Nancy has drawn from her experience as a pit crew member for her husband’s race team to write, The Indy 500- The Inside Track and The Daytona 500-The Thrill and Thunder of the Great American Race.
Nancy Roe Pimm volunteered as a docent for the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in the 1980’s. After she took an animal handling class, the zoo entrusted her with a vanful of critters to take to local school assemblies. Another docent duty was to lead zoo tours. While giving the tours, Nancy discovered her fascination with gorillas, especially Colo and her family. In 2007, Nancy’s book, The Heart of the Beast—Eight Great Gorilla Stories was published and in 2011, Colo’s Story—The Life of One Grand Gorilla. All four of Nancy’s books are Junior Library Guild Selections. Colo’s Story has been chosen as a Choose to Read Ohio book and was selected to represent the state of Ohio at the National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
She is currently working on her first YA novel.
Nancy and Ed have three wonderful daughters: Allison, Lindsay, and Carli, a son-in-law Rusty and two very adorable grandsons, Tommy and Sammy. Nancy still loves to visit schools, but instead of sharing zoo animals, she shares her love of reading and writing. Nancy wrote her first book at age ten, and she brings it to the schools to encourage the students to believe in their dreams. You can reach Nancy through her web site at www.nancyroepimm.com