Nancy Blanton

About me

Nancy Blanton is author of the historical novel Sharavogue, winner of the 2014 Royal Palm Literary Award. Set in 17th century Ireland and the West Indies, this is the story of an Irish peasant girl who vows to destroy General Oliver Cromwell during his march across Ireland to crush a violent rebellion, and the courage and spirit she summons to overcome obstacles and fulfill her destiny.

Nancy also wrote and illustrated a children’s book, The Curious Adventure of Roodle Jones, coo-authored Heaven on the Half Shell: The Story of the Northwest’s Love Affair with the Oyster, and oversaw publication of High Tides and Tailwinds: The Story of the Port of Seattle, 1911 – 2011.

She’s been a newspaper reporter, public relations specialist, managing editor, and corporate communications manager. She received the Association for Women In Communications founder’s award, and the Port of Seattle Women’s Legacy of Leadership award.

From my website

Brand up and be counted

How can you distinguish yourself from other authors in an ever-expanding sea? Read my guest post today on Where Writers Win, all about brand positioning for authors: Based on my book, Brand Yourself Royally in 8 Simple Steps. For more information, visit my website,    

Dreams and Disasters in 17th Century Ireland

What was life like in 17th century Ireland?  See my guest blog post one Mary Anne Yarde’s blog, Myths, Legends, Books & Coffee: And if you love what you read, you can pre-order my ebook set in the time period, on, and it will be delivered to you…

Sex appeal and the Earl of Ormonde

Today I am honored to share a guest post on Mary Anne Yarde’s Author Inspiration series. The Earl (and later Duke) of Ormonde was a vital figure in Irish history and a huge inspiration to me in my upcoming book, The Prince of Glencurragh:

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