Nancy Pirri

                                            Nancy Pirri

Nancy Schumacher is the owner-publisher of Melange Books, LLC, writing under the pseudonym, Nancy Pirri. Nancy started writing fifteen years ago while raising four children. Nancy has been a member of Romance Writers of America and her local chapter, Midwest Fiction Writers, for nine years. She is also one of the founders of a second Minnesota RWA chapter, Northern Lights Writers (NLW). They meet in various locations in north-eastern Minnesota the fourth Saturday of the month.

Nancy's debut historical romance, THE MACAULAY BRIDE, set in late 19th century Scotland, was published in 2003. The debut book received several contest wins and received a TOP PICK award from Romantic Times publication in Oct. 2004. She has written five full-length novels, and many stories included in anthologies with Melange Books, LLC. Her last story, To Love a Music Master appeared in the recently released anthology, Christmas Collectibles.

Nancy is also known as 'Dame Sapphire' and is a member of the author promo organization Jewels of the Quill, Her stories with the Jewels have won EPPIE (EPIC-Electronically Published Internet Coalition) awards in 2008 and in 2010.

January 1, 2011, Nancy opened her new digital and print on demand house, Melange Books, LLC,