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

Lieutenant Doherty and President Lincoln’s assassin

In honor of President Lincoln’s upcoming birthday I am reblogging content about him including new information. I write frequently about Irish history and just learned that the man who led the capture of Lincoln’s assassin was an Irishman. Although born in Canada in 1838, Edward P. Doherty was the son…

Could Groundhog’s Day be Irish?

What, me worry? So many things in life actually do trace back to Irish, or rather Celtic heritage, but what about Groundhog’s Day? I took it upon myself to discover the truth, because I knew you wouldn’t have time. I found a few articles that very loosely related Groundhog’s Day…

Five Takeaways from The Martian

Karl and I watched The Martian on demand last night. We have the book but neither of us had read it yet (so many books, so much research to do, so little time!). It’s the story of an astronaut, Mark Watley (played by Matt Damon). who is stranded on Mars and…

 
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