Author Bio (short)

Nancy Tandon is a former speech/language pathologist and author of two middle grade novels, The Way I Say It (Charlesbridge, 2022) and The Ghost of Spruce Point (Aladdin, 2022). Nancy lives in Connecticut with her family and is a fan of popcorn, reading, and literacy outreach programs of all kinds.

Author Bio (Longer)

Nancy Tandon is a children’s book author who loves sharing all kinds of stories. She has worked as an elementary school teacher, a speech-language pathologist, and an adjunct professor of Phonetics and Child Language Development, all of which helped plant seeds for stories about awesome kids doing brave things. Her debut middle grade novel, The Way I Say It (Charlesbridge, 2022) was an American Booksellers Association Indies Introduce and Indies Next pick as well as a Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection. She is also the author of The Ghost of Spruce Point, forthcoming from Aladdin/Simon & Schuster (2022). Born and raised in Michigan, Nancy now lives with her family in Connecticut.

Nancy Tandon
Photo by Darcy Johnson

More about Nancy Tandon 

When I was in fifth grade, my school ran a program where students could have their stories published, complete with wallpaper remnant covers. Through this, my first three picture books were born.  Around the same time, I broke my leg and received a blank journal from my parents as a get-well gift.  In it, I wrote my first novel, THE TOMATO FAMILY, which was not-so-loosely based on the works of Lois Lenski, who was my favorite author growing up.

Other favorites:

  • Color – Turquoise
  • Food – Coconut ice cream
  • Animal – Birds (but not up close!)
  • Activity – Learning new things
  • Season – Fall

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