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Nancy French has collaborated on multiple books for celebrities - five of which made the New York Times best seller list - and written books under her own name. She has conducted a multi-year journalistic investigation, written commentary, and published for the nation’s most prominent newspapers and magazines. She is currently working on her own memoir which will be on bookshelves in the spring of 2024.
She lives in Franklin, Tennessee with her husband – journalist David French – and family.
Survivors, Ex-employees Say Unreported Abuse at Kanakuk Kamps in Branson Spans Decades
Branson-based Kanakuk Kamps and its associated ministries are a multi-million-dollar global enterprise that includes the largest evangelical sports camp in the world. Since 1926, Kanakuk has hosted more than 500,000 campers and 50,000 staffers in Missouri and its many international locations. Survivors and ex-employees say unreported abuse at Kanakuk camps in Branson has spanned decades.
‘It Was Just a Thing at Kanakuk’: Campers and Staff Say Nudity was Part of Camp Culture
The more casual attitudes toward nudity at Kanakuk — where communal showering and physical inspections of unclothed campers continued into the 1990s and early 2000s, former staff members said — made some campers uncomfortable. Others quickly became accustomed to it, providing fertile ground for a predator like Newman who used nudity and discussions about sexuality to groom his victims.