Nan Feehrer is a writer and reading teacher. She studied English, children’s literature and writing for children in the Pacific Northwest and has a master’s degree in elementary education. She lives in Westford, Massachusetts with her husband, John and is the proud mom of four kids who dream big and work hard: Derek, Nate, Tim & Izzie.
Selected as a “recommended title” by the Kansas National Education Association’s Reading Circle Commission Finish Strong: Seven Marathons, Seven Continents, Seven Days is the inspiring true story of the ultimate marathon experience! Dave McGillivray, Boston Marathon Race Director, joined a team in 2018 to attempt the World Marathon Challenge. The first marathon was a desert—but not a desert with lots of sand and cacti. No, the first marathon took place in Antarctica! In only seven...View
As a teenager, Boston Marathon Race Director Dave McGillivray heard a news story about a person biking across the United States. “What a great idea!” he thought. “But instead of a bike, I’ll use my sneakers!” Thus begins the funny, touching, true story of McGillivray’s 80-day, 3452-mile run from Medford, Oregon, to his hometown of Medford, Massachusetts, in 1978. In Running Across America: A True Story of Dreams, Determination, and Heading for Home, McGillivray tells the tale of how he braved the Sierra and Rocky Mountains, millions...View
Have you ever had a dream? How did you make that dream come true? Dave McGillivray, race director of the Boston Marathon, had a dream when he was a kid—to be a star athlete. There was one problem—you have to be big to play sports, but Dave was small! In Dream Big: A True Story of Courage and Determination, Dave tells the true story of how he turns to running, because you don’t have to...View