Author’s Biography

Purveyor of the written word, Nancy Loyan Schuemann has covered the gambit, from writing history books on Cleveland, Ohio to writing for local, regional and national publications, specializing in construction, architecture, design, profiles, histories and belly dance (national and Cleveland “recreation - belly dance examiner” at www.Examiner.com)

 

Nancy has been writing ever since she began composing picture books for fellow students in elementary school. Only during the past fifteen years has she pursued writing professionally. Hers is a life gone full circle.

 

After graduating with a BSBA degree in marketing from John Carroll University (Phi Theta Kappa honors fraternity and Who’s Who Among Junior College Students), her career has been varied. Jobs held range from retail management, government/major accounts representative for a Canon photocopier dealer, pharmaceutical sales, account manager for an advertising/public relations firm and assisting her husband with his architectural photography business.

 

She has had training in commercial art, voiceovers and on-camera acting (Television Workshop and The Cleveland Playhouse), hosted a cable television show for Cuyahoga Community College and has modeled in fashion shows. She is a graduate of the Shaker Heights Citizen’s Police Academy. In addition, Nancy has been a community and church volunteer and fundraiser (Past-President of The Health Museum Auxiliary, Past-President of Chapter CD-PEO, Past-President of the Northeast Ohio Chapter of Romance Writers of America, church historian and member of the Council of Smaller Enterprise’s (COSE) Home Business Advisory Council. She was invited to teach a one-week course on writing at the esteemed Chautauqua Institution in New York State. where she is also a member of Chautauqua Writers and The Professional Women’s Business Network.

 

Nancy’s writing career has been as varied as her life. From being a reporter for a local newspaper (wining a NCPA Press Award) to being a regular contributor to Safe and Vault Technology  magazine,  Properties magazine and Cleveland  magazine, she has been published in architecture, construction, design, profiles , histories, travel and special interest.

 

Nancy was commissioned to write and coordinate publication of a local history book,

On the Threshold of a New Century: The City of South Euclid, 1967-1999. In 2004, the book experienced a revival, culminating in a successful book signing at Joseph-Beth Booksellers and speaking engagements.

 

In 2007, Nancy was selected to research and write the narrative of an upscale coffee table book, Cleveland, Ohio: A Photographic Portrait, published in the summer of 2008 and internationally distributed. She has had book signings at Barnes and Noble and at Joseph-Beth Booksellers.

In the Spring of 2011, her first novel, Paradise Found was published. In the Summer of 2012, Nancy became a debut author with Crimson Romance (a division of F & W Media) with her novel, "Lab Test" and has been contracted for additional novels.

 

When she’s not writing, Nancy teaches Middle Eastern Dance as “Nailah” to a growing number of students and performing. She has taught dance at workshops and performed at the Chautauqua Institution and Lakeside. In her scarce free time she enjoys reading, sewing ,playing the piano,  learning ballroom dance, collecting antique safes, travel and spending time with her husband and black Labrador Retriever, Topaz and English Pointer, Amber.