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.

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Titles At Your Library


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