Nancy Bauer holds a B.A. from Mount Holyoke College and immigrated to Fredericton in 1965. She was married to Bill Bauer, writer and retired professor, who died in 2010. Nancy was the publisher of 25 New Brunswick Chapbooks, founded the Maritime Writers' Workshop and was a founding member of the Writers' Federation of New Brunswick. She was writer-in-residence at the University of New Brunswick and Bemidji State University and for short times at several other venues. She has written over 80 articles about craftspeople, visual artists, and writers for various Maritime magazines and since 2007 has written a weekly column on the arts for the New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal. She has three children and four grandchildren.