Nan Rossiter was born in Mount Vernon, New York. She grew up
in Pelham, New York, and in Barkhamsted, Connecticut. From a young
age she loved to draw. After high school, she attended Rhode Island
School of Design and graduated with a BFA in illustration.
After working in the freelance field and creating art for internationally recognized companies such as Viking, MasterCard, and UPS, Nan began writing and illustrating books for children. She is the author-illustrator of several children's books, including, most recently, The Fo'c'sle- Henry Beston's Outermost House.
Nan lives in rural Connecticut with her husband and two handsome sons. When she's not working, she enjoys hiking with her family or reading a good book.
Visit her website at www.nanrossiter.com.
"Rossiter examines the effects of war, loss, and secrets in this coming-of- age book-within-a-book. There cannot be triumph without failure, or happiness without tragedy. Steadily paced and with a protagonist one can only root for, this is a great read for summer at the pool or beach. Fans of Elin Hildebrand and Nancy Thayer will enjoy this Nantucket tale." -BOOKLIST
"Rossiter returns to the characters from her novel Nantucket in
this coming-of-age story. Sally Ryan, the proud owner of Nantucket
coffee shop Cuppa Joe, is publishing a book about her life story.
As readers learn, Sally had a very unremarkable childhood, living
with her widowed father in Medford, Mass. Her life forever changes
when she meets Drew McIntyre, gets pregnant, and marries him at a
young age. Fearful of Drew and encumbered by Catholic guilt (she
believes her miscarriage resulted from one of her misdeeds), Sally
believes that the marriage can't be dissolved. She travels to
Nantucket, finds a place to stay, and begins working at a local
coffee shop. After meeting Coop, a Vietnam vet, Sally enjoys their
close friendship, which evolves into an on-again, off-again romance
they try to keep secret. While the story of Sally's life is a
page-turner, it's the manner in which she is finally able to
reconcile her faith with her relationship with Coop that will
resonate." - Publishers Weekly