EFM Author Nancy French

About Nancy French

Nancy French grew up in Paris, Tennessee – home of the World’s Biggest Fish Fry – but has since lived in Center City Philadelphia and the Gramercy Park area of Manhattan.

She began her writing career as a Philadelphia City Paper columnist tackling many subjects with a light, humorous touch; her articles have appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer, the New York Sun, Newsmax, the Philadelphia Daily News, and National Review Online. An alumna of David Lipscomb University and New York University, Nancy now has moved back south, but this time to Columbia, Tennessee – the Mule Capital of the World – where she lives with her husband, writing partner, and co-conspirator David French, and their three children. They attend Zion Presbyterian Church, though they are always about ten minutes late.

She is the author of the new book Home and Away: A Story of Family in a Time of War and Red State of Mind: How a Catfish Queen Reject Became a Liberty Belle. Recently, she collaborated with Bristol Palin on her new memoir, Not Afraid of Life. Nancy is the editor of SixSeeds.tv, a pop culture-focused magazine for parents, as well as a columnist and speaker.

Nancy first heard the name “Mitt Romney” when he (rather heroically!) challenged Ted Kennedy for Senate in 1994. In 2005, she and her husband David decided to support him for President and co-founded the grassroots “Evangelicals for Mitt” with friends. In the summer of 2007, Nancy became involved in a book project with Ann Romney and was later hired as a consultant for the campaign from October until December of 2007. When David was serving his country in Iraq, Nancy was working to get Governor Romney on the primary ballot in her home state of Tennessee. EFM disclosed both developments immediately.

Though EFM has been encouraging voters to support Gov. Romney since 2005, we are excited to be back “on the trail” of support for the candidate who is undoubtedly America’s best choice for 2012.

“My eye itches,” eight-year-old Camille said one morning as she rolled out of bed.

“Scratch it,” I said without looking at her. It was a cool March morning, and my husband and I were headed out of town for the Southern Republican Leadership Conference in Memphis, where we were “working” the first Presidential straw poll of the 2008 season. Even though it was two years before the election, I’d spent the last few months trying to get people to vote for Mitt Romney. No, not Matt.  Mitt. And yes, he’s from Massachusetts. People hadn’t heard of him, so I’d tried my best to persuade them to vote for him instead of any of a number of southern politicians.

“But it hurts,” she protested. I put down a bag of buttons that read “Romney – Yankee Governor with Southern Values,” and looked at her. Her eye was swollen shut.

My stomach … Read the Rest »

So, I just sent my kids off to school, made myself some coffee, and took a copious amount of Advil and Tylenol. For the first time in many months, FoxNews is not quietly playing in the background.  I don’t have a pressing political development about which I want to talk to you guys. Instead, I’m sitting in the silence, being so thankful that you have come alongside us in this journey.

David has already mentioned that we’ve been nostalgic.  I’m not sure what we’ll do to fill the new time we suddenly have available to us.  You may have noticed that David and I have been writing mostly on our “French Revolution” blog, which will still be our main hub of our writing.  We’ve gotten many sweet e-mails from readers asking us not to shut down entirely, and we promise that we won’t.  David and I will keep writing.  … Read the Rest »

We took our family to Boston for what we hoped would be a victory celebration.  It wasn’t.  While we waited for Gov. Romney to give his concession speech, some reporters documented our distress for posterity.  Above is our whole family (with my older daughter in the background)  minus my four year old who stayed back home in Tennessee

Am I sad that our victory party quickly turned into a “teaching moment?”  Definitely.  But I’m also glad that we were all together to help each other process the loss.

I’ll let you know once we figure it all out.… Read the Rest »

Kari Wells Stolworthy, of Franklin, Tennessee, sent me this photo of two pumpkins sitting on her porch!  Are there others who’ve made a political statement with our jack-o-lanterns?

Great job, Kari… though I doubt there are too many liberals in your neighborhood, since you live in Williamson County!… Read the Rest »