Nancy Herman

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Nancy Herman is a third-generation Californian who is fascinated with her state’s colorful history, including the westward migration of the 1800s. She grew up in the coastal town of Watsonville and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from San Jose State University. After her 25-year career as a Silicon Valley marketing communications professional, Nancy began researching and writing her first historical novel.

“I drew my facts from diaries, letters, and first hand accounts, including Virginia’s memoirs,” she says. “Research turned out to be one of the most enjoyable and rewarding aspects of writing this book. Another was following the Donner Party’s route by automobile from Independence, Missouri to Sutter’s Fort in Sacramento, Californi
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Nancy Herman Good question, Maureen. I chose to tell the story through Virginia's perspective because hers was a fascinating coming-of-age story. She started the…moreGood question, Maureen. I chose to tell the story through Virginia's perspective because hers was a fascinating coming-of-age story. She started the journey as an obedient daughter and through her external and internal struggles, reached California a year later as an independent young woman who trusted her own judgment above that of her parents'. She made a difficult decision of her own that she ultimately believed saved her whole family and changed the course of the rest of her life. I'm glad you asked--It was truly satisfying to TELL the story through her voice!(less)
Nancy Herman It's the same advice so many published writers gave me. Join a supportive writers' group. Keep learning. Keep writing. And Never. Give. Up.
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Today I reviewed a book that I've been eagerly waiting for years to be published--it is my favorite book yet written by my friend and critique group member, Elizabeth Varadan. Although "Mitty" has many publications under her belt (you can read her author's page on Goodreads) I have to admit that The Carnival of the Animals is one of the most imaginative, entertaining and endearing books for chi... Read more of this blog post »
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