Nancy Peacock lives in Hillsborough, North Carolina, where she writes and teaches private workshops. Her latest novel, The Life and Times of Persimmon Wilson, was released this summer. She has written two other novels as well as a book of non-fiction.
Of her publishing career, she writes: “I took creative writing classes all through junior high and high school. I mostly hated school, and when I graduated in 1972 I shunned college, and married my high school boyfriend instead. Admittedly, this was not the best choice in the world. We split up several years later and I began working a variety of jobs to support myself. In 1996 my first book, Life Without Water was published and chosen as a New York Times Notable Book. It was followed a few years later by Home Across the Road. In spite of this success I still had to keep my day job. I worked for years as a self-employed housecleaner. My third book, and my first work of nonfiction, is taken from my experiences of living as an artist and a maid. A Broom of One’s Own: Words on Writing, Housecleaning, and Life was published by Harper Collins in April 2008.”
A versatile writer and teacher, Nancy welcomes new and veteran writers for a week of engagement and accomplishment.