Nancy Napier is a distinguished Professor emerita at Boise State University (USA), N.K. Napier has published widely on organizational creativity, innovation, and emerging economies over the years.

Because life is not just research and teaching, Napier reached out to leaders and managers in other formats. She co-created and hosted her local NPR affiliate Idaho Business Matters, was a regular guest on KTVB Channel 7’s Noon News, wrote for Forbes Vietnam, and continues to write for blogs for and the Idaho Statesman. In the last few years, she has received two of Vietnam’s top honors for foreigners, the Medal of Honor, for contributing to the advancement of education in the country, and the Medal of Friendship for helping to build relationships between the U.S. and Vietnam.

After 35+ years in the academic and research world, N.K. Napier is embarking on something completely new: Fiction Writing, which offers her the joys and challenges of being a beginner again.