Musician, author, and avid Star Trek fan, Nanette loves anything that challenges her mind and enlightens her spirit. She got the idea for her book series from her faith and love of family. Wouldn’t it be neat to travel back and forth through time to discover hidden powers and your true potential? Nanette thought so, and thus began the Doorway series. Believe is the first of seven books designed to entertain and inspire both young and seasoned readers. She is a frequent hiker at Glacier National Park, loves her dear husband and family, and when she isn’t writing, takes her dogs on long walks.
Q&A with the Author:
is a huge Star Trek Original Series fan. She and two friends took the
train from NJ into NYC to go to one of the first Star Trek Conventions
when she was twelve years old—they went without parental guidance,
something you could do back in the day.
dad is from Egypt. She and her family spent two summers there when she was
a child, and she vividly remembers standing next to one of the paws of the
Sphinx and marveling at how big it was.
plays the trumpet and violin, became a music teacher, and still conducts a
musical group today—the Rutgers University Alumni Wind Symphony, which is
the only alumni band in existence, we think.
loves dogs so much, she put her two dogs and her mom’s dog in her book.
fell in love with a man so wonderful, she married him and then followed
him to Japan for six months while he completed a job commitment. That’s
where she found the gospel, too.
could visit Glacier National Park every year and not get tired of hiking
the many trails, but she lets her husband drive Going to the Sun Road.
secretly wishes she could serve in Primary (the children’s group in
church) for the rest of her life. Who is she kidding? It’s no secret.
loves aviation, still entertains childhood dreams of being an astronaut,
and picks an aviation themed piece of music to conduct in her wind
symphony for each concert.
is a convert to the LDS church, which she still thinks is the second best
decision she ever made, next to marrying her wonderful husband. (He found
her first, she found the church nine months later.)
and her husband have black belts in karate and iaido, the Japanese art of
drawing and cutting with a long sword. They never argue about who has to
do the dishes when they can easily spar over it.