Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Nancy Gee  

Pen Name: None

Genre: fiction

Audience: Children;


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Illinois Connection

Gee lives in Orland Park. She is owner and president of Maywood Industries, Inc. , a company that manufactures specialty crating and sells building materials throughout the Chicago area.

Biographical and Professional Information

Nancy Gee is a graduate of Drake University. Her first picture book, ''The Secret Drawer'', is based on a true story based on an unknown animal that got into her husband's sock drawer only to be discovered by the family cat. The unknown animal is later learned to be a flying squirrel. In the book, Gee educates children on what makes the flying squirrel a special creature and how kindness to animals is returned in unexpected ways.


'The Secret Drawer ' Mom's Choice Award, Gold Recipient for Children's Picture Book, 2015 Community Pride Award, from the Mayor of Orland Park, 2015

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes) Gee enjoys speaking to groups about the story behind the story - from the inspiration, the writing, the illustrating, self publishing, printing, to the marketing. To inquire about speaking availability, contact Gee via [].

Selected Titles At Your Library

The secret drawer
ISBN: 9780990560319. OCLC Number: 897439709

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Based on a true story, after a real flying squirrel found its way into her bedroom and into her sock drawer. The adventure began when her cat, Odis, refused to budge from the front of the dresser for two long days.