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

Tracking the Prince: Baltimore

Part 13 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. From Skibbereen in County Cork, a 15-minute drive southwest along the scenic R595 will bring you to the town of Baltimore. On the 17th…

Tracking the Prince: Skibbereen

Part 12 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. Of all sites visited along this journey with The Prince of Glencurragh, the one I’ve feared to write about most is this, the town…

Tracking the Prince: Liss Ard, Lough Abisdealy

Part 11 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. Just west of Castletownshend and less than four miles from Skibbereen, there once was a ring fort high on a hill. All but…

 
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