Nancy J. Hedin completed her MFA at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota. Her novel, Bend, was named Debut Novel of the Year by Golden Crown Literary Society and one of twenty-five books to read for Pride month by Barnes and Noble. Her second novel, Stray, was released in August of 2019 and was a finalist for the Minnesota Book Award in Novel and Short Stories. Old Love is her third novel and intended to honor the volunteers in her hometown of Swanville, Minnesota who make the Mid-Summer Carnival a reality. Old Love is also a reminder that love can come at any age. Hedin has been a pastor and a bartender, at the same time. She has been a stand-up comic and a crisis social worker at the same time. She lives in Arden Hills, St. Paul, MN, with her wife and daughters.