Nancy Freund writes poetry, essays, and long and short fiction. She is is also an editor, speaker, prior English teacher, and mentor. Born in New York, raised in Kansas City, and educated in Los Angeles, she was married in England, and today lives in French-speaking Switzerland. She is the author of Foreword Reviews finalist for Book of the Year in General Fiction and Category Finalist for the Eric Hoffer Prize 'Rapeseed,' (Gobreau Press, 2013) 'Global Home Cooking: International Families' Favorite Recipes' which earned the Eric Hoffer Prize Honorable Mention (2014), and 'Mailbox: A Scattershot Novel of Racing, Dares and Danger, Occasional Nakedness, and Faith' (2015),which earned Writer's Digest Honorable Mention in Middle-Grade/Young Adult and Foreword Reviews INDIEFAB finalist recognition for Young Adult, as well as the indieBRAG medallion. Her writing has appeared in The Istanbul Review (Turkey), Blood Lotus Journal (USA), Offshoots (Switzerland), The Daily Mail (UK), Female First (UK), Lakeview International Journal of Literature and the Arts (India), Necessary Fiction (USA), The Ham Free Press (UK), Strands (India), The Sirenuse Journal (Italy), The Woolf (Switzerland), London Independent Story Prize (UK), togetherjournal (USA), Largehearted Boy (USA), Hobart (USA), Splonk (Ireland), Reflex (UK), Jellyfish Review (Indonesia), Takahe Magazine (New Zealand), Citron Review (USA), and Fictive Dream (USA), as well as 'The Radiance of the Short Story: Fiction from around the Globe' (USA) and 'Food, Migration, and Diversity: The Many Flavors of the Short Story' (USA). She has also had stories long listed, shortlisted, or selected the winner in several competitions, Her radio interviews have aired on BBC London, World Radio Switzerland, and Talk Radio Europe. She holds a B.A. in English/Creative Writing and an M.Ed. from UCLA as well as her MSt in Creative Writing from Cambridge University, UK.