Nancy Thayer is the author of 29 novels, including Secrets in Summer, new in 2017, The Island House, The Guest Cottage, Island Girls and A Very Nantucket Christmas. Her books are about families, friendship, and the beautiful island of Nantucket where she’s lived for 32 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.