BIO/Nancy Dafoe | 


Nancy Avery Dafoe is an award-winning writer and English educator living in Central New York. She writes across genres. Her business Dafoe Writing & Consulting is designed to help others with their writing projects online. For more information on this venture and help with your writing projects, see For information on Dafoe's fiction, link to

In addition to the books shown on this website, Dafoe has written novels, short stories, essays, and poetry, as well as won awards for her fiction and poetry, including first prize in the William Faulkner-William Wisdom Creative Writing competition for Poetry, and the New Century Writer Award short story category, and first place awards in the Soul Making prose poetry competition, as well as awards from the NLAPW, CNY Branch competition, among others.  Her work appears in 34th Parallel magazine, The Ampersand, The Comstock Review, Verbicide, and numerous other literary magazines.