NANCY GIDEON attributes her output of over twenty-six novels to a background in journalism and to the discipline of writing with two grade school-aged boys in the house. She begins her day at 5:00 a.m. when the rest of the family is still sleeping. While the writing pace is often hectic, this Southwestern Michigan author enjoys working on diverse projects. She's vice president of her local RWA chapter and a member of a number of other groups. And somehow she always finds the time to stay active in her son's Cub Scout pack. Fans may know her under the pseudonyms Dana Ransom and Lauren Giddings and Rosalyn West.