Arkansas author Nancy Dane has released her first historical fiction novel from the WWII era.
The homefront story set in rural Arkansas, Jackson Loring, brings in the descendants of the Lorning and Matthers families of her earlier novels:
Life wasn’t easy for a poor country boy coming of age in World War II, especially with a father away at war. But life will get easier as soon as his father’s army pay starts rolling in. The allotment checks will fix everything — or so he thinks. His mother has other ideas. When Jackson rebels, he places himself and those he loves in mortal danger.
Nancy Dane, who lives in Russellville, 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.
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.
The work of Arkansas author Nancy Dane was highlighted when the Arkansas Center for the Book (State Library) chose her historical children’s book, William’s Story to feature at the 2016 National Book Festival in Washington D.C. in September. Each year the Arkansas Center for the Book creates a poster (Arkansas Gems) to be taken to the National Book Festival; the 2016 poster included William’s Story. Director Zoe Butler said the historical book was “very popular” with the children.
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. Continue reading
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. Continue reading