Nancy Hayfield is an author, editor, and publisher. In 1979, she graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University. Nancy Hayfield's first novel Cleaning House was published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in 1980. In 1985, writing under her married name of Nancy Birnes, Hayfield published Cheaper and Better at Harper & Row (now HarperCollins) and was the host of a PBS show called Living Cheaper and Better. In 1990, she published Zap Crafts at Ten Speed Press, described in the Chicago Tribune as a "book of recreational fun"--"one of those oddities that is fun to thumb through." She was the editor of the McGraw-Hill Personal Computer Programming Encyclopedia in 1986 and 1989, the UFO Magazine UFO Encyclopedia in 2002. She was also the last editor-in-chief of UFO Magazine when that publication ceased publication. She is currently the editor-in-chief of Filament Books.
Her first novel Cleaning House (1980) was widely reviewed. One of the two reviews in the New York Times called it "wildly funny."
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- ^ Grove, Lee (30 November 1980). "Cleaning House (book review)". Boston Globe. Retrieved 4 May 2017.
- ^ A View From the Fridge: CLEANING HOUSE. By Nancy Hayfield. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, LINDA BARRETT OSBORNE. The Washington Post, 23 Nov 1980: BW10.
- ^ Irony in the Afternoon: Motion Equals Sanity Description Excels, ANATOLE BROYARD. New York Times; 06 Dec 1980: 21.
- ^ A housewife fights her way back to reality, Chicago Tribune, 21 Dec 1980: g3.
- ^ ARISTOCRAT & HOUSEWIFE: [Review], New York Times, Late Edition (East Coast); New York, N.Y. [New York, N.Y]28 Dec 1980: A.9.