Nancy Bo Flood is an author and educator and will be a teaching assistant for the Whole Novel Narrative Nonfiction. Her publications include nonfiction, picture books, collections, and young-adult fiction. Her first historical novel, Warriors in the Crossfire, was recognized by Bank Street “Best Children’s Books of 2010,” ALA/YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, and Booklist: Top Ten Historical Fiction for Youth. Upcoming publications include No Name Baby (namelos, fall 2011) and her first collection of poetry, Cowboy Up! Ride the Navajo Rodeo (Wordsong, Boyds Mills Press, spring 2012). Nancy lives and works on the Navajo Reservation with her pediatrician husband and rescue dog, Shonto. Read more about Nancy at www.nancyboflood.com.