Nancy yearned to write in the good old days with carbon copies before the advent of computers. She loves to tell her life’s stories and finish them with happy conclusions.
Her semi-nomadic family followed a father around Nebraska building dams and roads. Married to Jack Johnston, a military man at seventeen, life provided her with new places, new people, and new unwritten stories. Eventually, she settled in Texas.
Her education was fun and varied, sometimes attending as many as three different schools in a year. She briefly attended the University of Wisconsin where she discovered the first wave of computers in the business area and her first creative writing class, preceded by three years of journalism. She attended UTA and earned a degree in management and accounting as well as her CPA certification.
Nancy and her first husband, a Viet Nam Vet, had three children. When he died she was left with their children and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great great-grandchildren, great-great-great-grandchildren, foster kids, and step kids.
Eight years ago she met and married Charles Rodenberger, her A & M professor and a man of many talents. Together, they are active in church, travel when possible, spend time with family, write for fun (Charles for fun and money), regular workouts at the YMCA, and just hang out.
Professionally, Nancy worked in management as a Controller and CFO. In retirement, she does pro bono auditing for small non-profits. Nancy fulfilled her civic duty by serving ten years on the City Council of Forest Hill.
She’s been active in the church most of her life.
Writers' workshop and writing group