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.
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Part 9 in a series featuring sites I visited in Ireland while researching my second novel, The Prince of Glencurragh. See previous posts listed at the end. I first discovered Coppinger’s Court as a notation on a West Cork tour map. I was seeking a route that my characters in…
Part 8 in a series featuring sites I visited in Ireland while researching my second novel, The Prince of Glencurragh. See previous posts listed at the end. Sometimes, though sand and water wash away the past, research and imagination still can resurrect it. Castlefreke From Timoleague, Clonakilty is nearly a…
Part 7 in a series featuring sites I visited in Ireland while researching my second novel, The Prince of Glencurragh. See previous post links below. Driving south from Bandon on R602, you will arrive at the town of Timoleague in about 20 minutes, and see immediately the great landmark of Timoleague…