Arizona Author

Nancy Rivest Green (07.29.1955 – 03.20.2022)  transitioned peacefully on March 20, 2022 (the Spring Equinox) in Flagstaff, Arizona. Nancy lived a dynamic, energetic life that included many years living, adventuring in, and and working at Grand Canyon National Park, writing three books, and visiting at least 25 countries around the world. 

Plans are underway for a celebration of her life. Donations in her memory may be made to the MSA Coalition at

Nancy wrote, “I am shocked to admit it, but I seemed to have passed to the other side. While I was alive I experienced a good life. I hiked, kayaked, rode bikes, traveled, and had affairs with sexy guys – in books! I got to retire, ahead of many of my friends. I got to marry the man of my dreams. It was wonderful to have him by my side – always. I was born in Massachusetts, but I didn’t become alive until I lived at the North Rim. You can get anything there…like your fully developed adult character and a husband.”

Nancy Rivest Green was a reader at age three, and a writer by age nine.  Those two activities have been entwined in her being for as long as she can remember.  Add in her enchantment with nature, beginning from her earliest memories, and she hasn’t really changed much through these many years.


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Rosa Gets it Right!

Nancy's very first children’s book, “Rosa Gets it Right!” has been published! Join Rosa in this delightful alphabet book for emerging readers. 

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Stalking the Wild Dragonfly - Nancy Rivest Green

Stalking the Wild Dragonfly: Stories of Experiences in Nature

Nancy takes a foray into non-fiction in this, her second book. She describes her personal encounters with wildlife in nature, and presents scientific research on each creature for greater understanding.

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On the Brink of Shards

Arizona Authors Association award-winner! Over-consumptive lifestyle, environmental degradation, overpopulation, drought and changing weather conditions – sounds like headlines ripped from today’s newspapers, doesn’t it?

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Northern Arizona Authors Association Collected Works II

Nancy Rivest Green has three of her short stories published in this book. The stories are also available on this website.

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