Nancy Thayer is the author of 31 novels, including Summer House, The Hot Flash Club, Beachcombers, Island Girls, The Guest Cottage, The Island House, and Secrets in Summer. Her books are about families, friendship, and the beautiful island of Nantucket where she’s lived for 33 years with her husband Charley Walters. Her novels have appeared on the New York Times best-seller lists, in Redbook, Good Housekeeping and Cosmo UK, and are translated into over a dozen languages. Her novel Spirit Lost was made into a movie starring Regina Taylor by United Image Entertainment in 1997. A Fellow at the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference in 1983, she was awarded the RT 2015 Career Achievement Award for Mainstream Fiction.