STORYTime Series

Celebrating Authors and the Art of Storytelling

Started in February 2021, the STORYTime Series offers a personal view into the work of a children’s book author. Each month will focus on a different book and theme. The presentation by the author is provided virtually and recorded for viewers to enjoy online.

In the inaugural year of the STORYTime Series, AIR4arts is pleased to select Nancy Churnin as the featured author.

Nancy Churnin with books

“I write stories that shine light on diverse heroes and heroines that deserve attention that they haven’t yet received.”

Nancy Churnin, Author

About Nancy Churnin

Nancy Churnin is an American author and journalist. Nancy is a former theater critic for The Dallas Morning News. She has published eight children’s books as of March 2021 and has two more expected by the end of 2021.

Churnin was born and raised in New York City. She received a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and an M.S. in journalism from Columbia University.

Churnin worked as a theater critic for the San Diego edition of the Los Angeles Times from 1986 to 1992. In 2000, she joined the staff of The Dallas Morning News, writing about such topics as health, lifestyles, children’s entertainment, and parenting. In January 2014, Churnin became the primary theater critic for The Dallas Morning News, a position she left in January 2019.

“In a world that has been fractured not only by the pandemic, but by political and cultural division, art can play a healing role. Through art, we see ourselves in another person’s stories and perspective, hear the pull of another’s music, the grace of another’s art, and know it all to be human – part of our larger human family.”

Nancy Churnin
Award-Winning Children’s Book Author
2021 STORYTime Series Author

Books by Nancy Churnin

Visit Nancy’s author page on to purchase a copy for your library.