Nancy Plain has a B.A. in history from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.A. in music education from New York University. She has written numerous books for young readers, including her latest This Strange Wilderness: The Life and Art of John James Audubon. This book was chosen to represent the state of Nebraska at the 2017 National Book Festival. Nancy's other books include Light on the Prairie: Solomon D. Butcher, Photographer of Nebraska's Pioneer Days; With One Sky Above Us: The Story of Chief Joseph and the Nez Perce Indians; Sagebrush and Paintbrush: The Story of Charlie Russell, the Cowboy Artist; Eleanor of Aquitaine and the High Middle Ages;The Diary of Elizabeth Bacon Custer; Frederic Remington: Artist of the American West; Louise XVI, Marie Antoinette, and the French Revolution; George Catlin, The Man Who Painted Indians; and Mary Cassatt: An Artist's Life. Nancy has three grown daughters and lives in New Jersey with her husband, Alan Goldfeder. She is a member of Western Writers of America and is currently serving as its vice-president. She also serves on the New Jersey State Council of The Humane Society of the United States and sponsors a rescue horse named Blaze, at Mylestone Equine Rescue.