More About the Author
I am a mother of four, grandmother of twelve, and happily married wife of 45 years. My life is good. My days are busy. Along with writing, I have the pleasure of lecturing on Civil War Arkansas and teaching professional development seminars.
I do appreciate hearing back from my readers so stay in touch! Visit my web nancydane.com and join me on facebook and Twitter
The Arkansas Library Association named my Tattered Glory series the 2011 winner of the Arkansiana Fiction Award. (John Grisham was the recipient in 2001 so I am in good company) :-)
Titles in the series are Where the Road Begins, A Difference of Opinion, A Long Way to Go, and An Enduring Union.
Also the Arkansas Newspaper Association chose the first novel as the Newspapers in Education selection. A condensed version is now appearing in newspapers around the country.
Although the novels were written as adult historical fiction and the majority of my fan mail is from men, I am very excited the books are being used as curriculum in schools and colleges.
It has been a good year for this author!
Below are a few reviews of my latest novel, An Enduring Union:
"Nancy Dane is a gifted writer who possesses a solid knowledge of the Civil War in Arkansas. Her latest book, An Enduring Union, could be considered two books. On one hand, it is a depiction of real historical events and characters from the Civil War history of Arkansas. On the other, it is also an engrossing novel, with plot twists and connections her readers will enjoy. Dane's eye for detail and quest for time-period accuracy make this historical fiction at its finest."
Assistant Professor of History and
Director, Drennen-Scott Historic Site
University of Arkansas-Fort Smith
"Believable characters and history come alive in this addition to the wonderful Civil War series that Ms. Dane has crafted. The plot never ceases to move, capturing the imagination of the reader. Rarely does a book move effortlessly between excellent fiction and accurate historical data. Flawless research has brought forth writing equally at home on the shelf for reading entertainment and firmly ensconced in the halls of academia as a culturally relevant resource in historical fiction."
Jill S. Marr
Veritas Classical Schools
"An Enduring Union is the perfect conclusion for Dane's Award Winning Civil War Series. In this skillful mixture of intrigue, romance, and drama, readers will experience adventure and the reality of war and its bitter aftermath. However, Dane always gives us a good ending that makes us eager for more."
Arkansas Newspaper Association