If you've read any of the Molly Sutton books, you have a pretty good idea about some things Nell is wild about: France, travel, croissants (who isn't?), and the familiar relationships of small town life. At the moment she's living in Virginia, about to send her children off to college. And always daydreaming about living in France again someday.

She graduated from Dartmouth College and has an MFA from Columbia.