Nancy Rommelmann's work appears in the LA Weekly, the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, Reason, and other publications.
"Nancy Rommelmann's startling stories are as compelling as they are unsettling. The worlds she creates are recognizable but also completely and wonderfully unfamiliar. She writes close to the body, and we are made to feel each uncanny detail." - Dana Spiotta, author of Stone Arabia and Innocents and Others
“Congratulations to Nancy Rommelmann on this great narrative [Destination Gacy], which does more to explain the public's fascination with serial killers than anything I've read (hint: It's not about the serial killers)” - Robert Kolker, author of Lost Girls:
“Nancy is one of the finest writers and reporters I've worked with in over 10 years as an editor. She has the ideal manner for a reporter: she's a careful listener who knows when she is on to something, and who knows the best stories are often right at the corner of the eye. Her writing is ambitious, literary, never self-indulgent.” – Emily White, City Beat
I love New York, it's my home and behavior there is to me normal. I know how to navigate a crowded sidewalk. I talk with people on line at the supermarket. As most Brooklyn girls will, I'll get in your face if you try to rip me off, though we may quickly come to an understanding about it and maybe even wind up laughing. And don't think about fucking with my people. Seriously.
One of the things I love best about reviewing books for the Wall Street Journal is seeing the titles my editors give the reviews. The piece that runs tomorrow, about a father-daughter adventure in the Arctic? "Go Play Outside."
We hadn’t seen Daphne in six months. For five years before that, we’d seen her daily, gardening, or taking her car on as many as a dozen short trips a day, so many we’d joked she was a “gramma drug dealer...”
Published in The Wall Street Journal
The battle for Malibu included marauders on horseback, bootleggers, sheep slaughtering and dynamite. But trying to hold back progress was always a lost cause.