Nancy Wagner and her brother, Stanley Sweatt, grew up on the East Coast but were relocated to
California when their father was hired to work in Aerospace on the Apollo project in the 1960's
and have been in California ever since. Nancy was initially an English major and took many
creative writing classes with the intent of being a teacher but needed to work at an early age.
After 10 years in advertising, working on and off with her brother, she returned to school to earn a
Masters Degree in Research Psychology.
But psychology jobs were scarce so both Stanley and Nancy continued their careers in advertising,
using their writing and art skills.
Nancy opened her own business in retail graphics in 1991. She was joined by her brother, Stanley
who had become an expert in MAC computers and brought her company into the new era of
One summer day, a couple of ducks landed in Nancy's backyard and decided to stay for the
summer. Every day when she looked out her window, Nancy thought about why they were
there and soon the story of Quack and Waddle was born. Of course, her brother created the
illustrations. We both hope you will enjoy the adventure of these two ducks.