Individual Author Record
Gee lives in Orland Park. She is owner and president of Maywood Industries, Inc., a company that manufactures specialty crating and sells building materials throughout the Chicago area.
Biographical and Professional Information
Nancy Gee is a graduate of Drake University. Her first picture book, The Secret Drawer, is based on a true story based on an unknown animal that got into her husband's sock drawer only to be discovered by the family cat. The unknown animal is later learned to be a flying squirrel. In the book, Gee educates children on what makes the flying squirrel a special creature and how kindness to animals is returned in unexpected ways.
- The Secret Drawer , Ampersand, 2014
Titles At Your Library
The Secret Drawer (Mom's Choice Awards Recipient)
Ampersand, Inc.. 2014
The Secret Drawer, based on a true story, was written by Nancy Gee after a real flying squirrel found its way into her bedroom and into her sock drawer. The adventure began when her cat, Odis, refused to budge from the front of the dresser for two long days. Readers of all ages will find this story fascinating and informative. They'll also learn that kindness to animals is returned by them in many unexpected ways.
The Secret Drawer
Mom's Choice Award, Gold Recipient for Children's Picture Book, 2015
Community Pride Award, from the Mayor of Orland Park, 2015