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.

Call it the Mister Rogers Effect: Moms want their kids to grow up in a neighborhood where the adults are virtuous. Whether it’s the baker, the postman, the mayor, or even the President, we want our children to have role models who are kind, generous, truthful. The kind of people your children could safely emulate. In my newest article in Parents magazine, I discuss how moms across America are rejecting the President, who’s simply not the kind of man we needed him to be.Read the Rest »