Arkansas historical author Nancy Dane’s novel Sarah Campbell, Tale of a Civil War Orphan, won the 2016 DeBlack Award giving for Arkansas’ best in historical fiction for children.
The award will be presented at the banquet at the Arkansas Historical Association‘s 75th Annual Conference on April 21-23 in Little Rock.
Nancy Dane is an author and lecturer with an expertise on the American Civil War in Arkansas.
Her Tattered Glory Series won the 2011 Fiction Award presented by the Arkansas Library Association, and the second book in the four novel series was nominated for the Michael Shaara Award presented for the best Civil War fiction.
Although Ms. Dane’s novels are primarily written for adults, she also writes newspaper serials for children. The Arkansas Newspaper Association features installments of her work in the Newspapers in Education program that appear in numerous newspapers.
Dane, who lives in Russellville, released her first children’s book, Sarah Campbell, Tale of a Civil War Orphan, in 2014, and a sequel (William’s Story) was released in 2015. Dane’s works are used as curriculum in Arkansas schools and colleges.