Arkansas Historical Author Publishes New Book

Arkansas Civil War children's books by Nancy Dane

Nancy Dane has published “William’s Story,” book two in the historical fiction, Civil War Series for young readers. Dane is a Civil War author and lecturer who lives in Pope County. Her novels and documentary work are used as curriculum in Arkansas schools and colleges.

Although her Civil War Series is aimed at 4th grade and up, Dane reports that “people of all ages are enjoying” her newest book.

Book one of the series, “Sarah Campbell, Tale of a Civil War Orphan,” tells about bushwhackers who slay Sarah’s parents and how she gets by at the Union garrison at Fort Smith dealing with a bully, an invading army, kidnappers, and treacherous enemy spies, while “William’s Story” is an adventure tale of racing to aid General Curtis at the Battle of Pea Ridge. Both are based on accurate historical incidents in Civil War Arkansas.

Nancy Dane was the featured speaker at the Faulkner County Historical Society’s annual meeting a few years ago. Read more about her and her work on her website.

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