me atlantisNanci Schwartz wanted to be an astronaut when she grew up. She later realized writing science fiction was the more logical option for a girl with pretty bad motion sickness. When she’s not writing or working her day job, she can be found gallivanting around Orlando’s theme parks, reading, and–to quote Owen Lars–wasting time with her friends when her chores are done.

Nanci received a Master of Arts in history from the University of Central Florida, where she wrote her thesis on the evolution of female workers at Kennedy Space Center. (If you’re so inclined, you can read it here!) Her short fiction has appeared in Plasma Frequency magazine, Every Day Fiction, and the anthology Contact Light (2015, Silence in the Library Publishing).

In other geeky pursuits, Nanci is the co-founder of Tosche Station blog and podcast network. She hosts several shows on the network, including the flagship TSR, and writes news, reviews, and opinion pieces for the blog. She has participated in fan panels at Dragon Con, Awesome Con, and Star Wars Celebration, including moderating panels with Timothy Zahn and Chuck Wendig.