Nancy Bauer is a Canadian writer and editor who writes for many Canadian maritime magazines about people who write, produce crafts, and create visual art. Born in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, the daughter of Grace Bridgeford and Wendell Luke, Bauer received her B.A. in English from Mount Holyoke College in 1956. She moved to Fredericton, New Brunswick, in 1965. From 1967 until 1983, Bauer was the publisher of 25 New Brunswick Chapbooks. She founded the Maritime Writers Workshop and has served as writer-in-residence at the University of New Brunswick, the Cape Cod Writers Conference, East Word One, and Bemidji State University.