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September 2018
When Elephants Fly now available!
When Elephants Fly

August 2018
New Book coming October 2019!
The Speed of Falling Objects (HarperCollins/Inkyard Press)
There are four reasons Danny barely knows her dad. First, her mom hates the guy. Second, her dad is Cougar Warren, famous TV survivalist. Third, Cougar wanted a son, hence her name. Fourth, Danny is an embarrassment. Her dad is athletic, charismatic, and handsome. Danny stinks at sports, has only one friend, and bears the nickname Pigeon for the way she moved her head as a kid after losing one eye.

For her 17th birthday, Cougar finally invites Danny to be part of a TV episode featuring Gus Price, a popular teen actor. Danny’s mom forbids it, but an unearthed secret leads Danny to defy her. She joins Cougar for what she hopes will be the start of a real father-daughter relationship. But when their small plane crashes in the jungles of Peru leaving most of the film crew dead, Danny, Cougar, and Gus must work together to survive their injuries and the jungle’s perils. Their ordeal shatters Danny’s perception of her parents, illuminates her unique skills, and teaches her that falling for Gus requires its own kind of bravery.

April 2018
Kudos for When Elephants Fly
When Elephants Fly is named #1 on Bookstr’s 2018’s Top 15 Unputdownable YA Reads!

May 2017
News from Publishers Weekly
Natashya Wilson at Harlequin Teen has bought at auction Nancy Richardson Fischer's debut YA novel, When Elephants Fly, the story of a teenage girl whose struggle with the legacy of her mother's mental health is brought into sharp focus when an internship forces her to consider the fate of a baby elephant that has been rejected by its mother. Publication is set for fall 2018 with a second novel to follow; Stephanie Rostan at Levine Greenberg Rostan brokered the deal for world English rights.