About Nancy

Wildlife artist and author Nancy J. Bailey has written twelve books:

  • Clifford of Drummond Island,
  • Return to Manitou, and
  • Clifford’s Bay, a trilogy featuring true horse stories
  • The North Side of Down, an award-winning nonfiction story co-authored by her sister Amanda Bailey

North with BRAG

  • Eagle Flier, a nonfiction story co-authored with Al Cecere and Bob Hatcher
  • My Best Cat, a murder mystery
  • Holding the Ladder, a novel
  • The Sleeping Lion, a novel

An avid animal trainer, she has published four training books:

  • 25 Ways to Raise a Great Puppy,
  • 15 Rules for Clicker Training Your Horse,
  • 15 Rules for Clicker Training Your Cat, 
  • 15 Rules for Clicker Training Your Dog.

One of Nancy’s stories about Amanda appeared in Chicken Soup for the Sister’s Soul, II.

A community theatre buff, Nancy has written, directed, produced and acted in several of her own plays, including On Lining Up, a CTAM Award Winner.

IMG_20150910_112848_editNancy is a prolific artist, specializing in paintings of animals. She is winner of the Ex Arte Equinuus Award for Equine Art. She uses watercolor, acrylics, oils, pencil, pen and ink, and enjoys painting on slate. She does commissioned pet portraits.

Nancy currently lives in Michigan with several dogs and Morgan horses, and one silly cat. She trains animals for film and commercials.

Nancy tours with Clifford, a trick trained horse who visits libraries and schools to promote literacy and empathy, provides therapy for people with disabilities, and signs his own biography, Clifford of Drummond Island.

As if she doesn’t already have enough tabs open, Nancy is currently working on a film about Clifford.



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