About Author

Nanci E. LaGarenne was born in Brooklyn and has lived on the East End of LonIMG_1734g Island for twenty six years. She is a former teaching assistant in the Autistic Unit at Public School 236 in Brooklyn, a child care coordinator at The Retreat, a domestic violence shelter on Long Island and a freelance journalist for Dan’s Papers and contributing writer to The Montauk Sun. Her novel, Cheap Fish is a local tribute to commercial fishermen in Montauk. Ms. LaGarenne was a karaoke host for twelve years in a local dive bar, Liars Saloon, which features prominently in her book Cheap Fish.
Ms. LaGarenne’s experience with the women and children she met while working at The Retreat inspired her to write Refuge.
She lives near Montauk with her husband and pot-bellied pig, Garth Brooks.
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