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Nancy Collisson was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, but has resided throughout the US and in Japan, Indonesia, and the United Arab Emirates. She earned a BA in English Literature at Marquette University and an MA in East Asian Languages & Cultures from the University of Kansas. Her thesis: 'An Examination of the Influence of Japanese Culture and the Failures of Economic Reforms Proposed by Supreme Command Allied Powers (SCAP) Economic Missions (1947 to 1949) on High Rates of Personal Savings in Japan,' is relevant to the Japanese post-war economic miracle.
Collisson has taught English and Japanese language at high schools throughout the United States, and at international schools in Indonesia, Japan, and at the American University in Dubai. She has also taught Japanese at William Jewell College and on live TV in Dallas, Texas. She also served as news editor of the Spooner Advocate based in northwestern Wisconsin. She is presently a professional writer and marketing and branding consultant where she resides in Dubai.
Along with 'Mandarin Patisserie,' she is the author of a collection of short fiction, 'Expiration Date & Other Stories,' which is also available at Smashwords.com.
Collisson is an expert at the mystical art of lexigramming - naturally seeing meaningful sentences in names and expressions - and this craft figures occasionally in aspects of her work.