Nancy Fairbanks

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Nancy Fairbanks Herndon is a US lecturer in English and the author of historical romances under the pseudonym Elizabeth Chadwick and mysteries under the name Nancy Herndon and Nancy Fairbanks.[1]

Originally from St Louis, she now lives in El Paso, Texas, with her husband, a University professor.[2] She studied at University of Missouri and Rice University and did doctoral work in English at New York University. She has lectured in English at several universities.[3]

She then published seven comic police procedural mysteries under her married name, Nancy Herndon starting in 1995. This series is known by its protagonist, Texan Elena Jarvis.[4] Her current series is the Carolyn Blue Culinary mysteries, written under her maiden name, Nancy Fairbanks.[5]


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