My Lady’s Closet refers to the smallest and most exclusive room in a 17th century castle or manor, where the lady of the house would read, write, dream in privacy. Luxuriously painted and furnished, this was a place of comfort where she could write her deepest thoughts in poetry, prose, and letters to her friends.
I’m Nancy Blanton, author and former corporate communicator and newspaper journalist. Born in Miami, Florida, I lived in the Pacific Northwest for 21 years and recently returned to my home state. My immediate family includes a magnificent husband, two sparring cats and two of the sweetest Labrador retrievers you could ever know. I’m grateful to have my sisters, cousins and other family and friends close by again.
On this site you’ll see references to the first two books in my series which takes place in 17th century Ireland. The Prince of Glencurragh, in 1634, follows young Faolan Burke as he abducts an heiress in hopes of realizing his father’s dreams, and lands in the crossfire between the four most powerful men in the land. Sharavogue follows his daughter, Elvy, during the turbulent times of Oliver Cromwell and the development of the West Indies sugar plantations. Read more about it on my Sharavogue page, or see all my books and more at nancyblanton.com.
Other books include my personal branding handbook, Brand Yourself Royally in 8 Simple Steps: Harness the secrets of kings and queens for a personal brand that rules, now available on amazon.com. This book has won a silver medal for business books of 2016 from the Florida Authors and Publishers Association, and has become the basis for workshops and personal brand coaching. It’s available in both soft-cover and e-book. Read more about it.
I also wrote and illustrated a children’s book, The Curious Adventure of Roodle Jones.
In my business life I project-managed and co-wrote the non-fiction book, Heaven on the Half Shell: The Story of the Northwest’s Love Affair with the Oyster. This book received great reviews and won an award of excellence from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).
I spearheaded and project-managed Rising Tides and Tailwinds, the Story of the Port of Seattle, 1911-2011, produced by HistoryLink.com of Seattle, and the University of Washington Press, also an award winner for the American Association of Port Authorities and others.
All of my books are available on Amazon.com and from most online booksellers. Look here for your favorites:
My personal writing interest is historical fiction. I often share some of my findings and resources as I go, as well as accomplishments of my fellow writers–and hopefully some encouragement to those who are struggling to tell the story hiding in their hearts.
Writers by the Sea, Amelia Island (on Facebook)