Nancy Hartney writes short stories and although she has lived in Texas and California, she is a child of the South. Washed in the Water, an award-winning debut collection, was published July 2013. A second short story collection, If the Creeks Don't Rise, came out November 2016. These wide-ranging tales put the reader eyeball-to-eyeball with people struggling to live when grit, and sometimes love, is all they have. Both titles reflect the religious threads binding the deep South - a guiding light and worrisome footnote.
She has contributed to Big Muddy: A Journal of the Mississippi River Valley, Arkansas Life, The Chronicle of the Horse, Sidelines, and the Horsemen’s Roundup. Her book reviews have appeared in the Ft. Worth Star Telegram, motorcycle touring articles in American Iron, general interest pieces in Do South, Fayetteville Free Weekly, and Ozark Mountaineer. Her fiction has appeared in mid-west regional anthologies while Cactus Country, Frontier Tales, and Rough Country feature her western tales.
Recently Dash Lit Journal (CA), Stonecrop Magazine (ID), and Dead Mule School of Southern Literature (NC) have published her poetry. She lives in Arkansas and is currently working on her first novel.