Nan McKernon is a writer and adjunct writing professor at Quinnipiac University and Naugatuck Valley Community College. A Pushcart Prize nominee for her essay, The Christmas Tree Thief, Nan was a panelist for the Housatonic Book Awards and a judge for the CT Press Club profile essay awards. A tenured marketing communications writer and nonprofit grant writer, her creative nonfiction essays, many of which were published under the pseudonym Elizabeth Richardson Rau, can be seen in Brain, Child, the award-winning magazine for thinking mothers as well as Brain, Teen: the Magazine for Thinking Parents and Memoir Magazine. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Western CT State University and a BA in Communications from Simmons College. She lives in Connecticut with her husband and two children and now buys paper towels and toilet paper on the same shopping trip.
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