Nancy Hightower is a reviewer, author, and college teacher. She has published work in journals such as Joyland, EntropyVol. 1 Brooklyn storySouth, Sundog Lit,  and Sojourners, among others. Her novel, Elementarí Rising (2013) received a starred review in Library Journal and was chosen as Debut of the Month. 

Her poetry collection The Acolyte (Port Yonder Press, 2015) offers a surreal, feminist interpretation of biblical narratives, and she is currently working on a memoir about growing up in the evangelical South and is on the board of directors for Epiphany Magazine.