Nancy Leonard, the author of The Earth’s Backbone, retired in 2007 ending a 35-year career as a physical therapist. She subsequently discovered the joy of writing fiction and a compulsive nature. In addition to her current novel, The Earth’s Backbone, she has two previously published novels, Headwaters and Becomes A Horseman, part of a growing series of eight developing novels.
In the process of writing The Relentless River Series she discovered the glory of Northern Montana and the friendship of Blackfeet Native Americans, some of whom are assisting her to portray the modern-day points of view of several characters.
Recent other passions include playing acoustic guitar and taking flying lessons. Her interest in flying was sparked by book research to better understand a pilot character. Nancy and her husband, Peter, live in Port Townsend, Washington.