(Guest Post by Krystal Owens)
Are you a writer with a passion for history? Looking for advice on how to bring history to life? Join Nancy Herman, author of “All We Left Behind: Virginia Reed and the Donner Party,” for her presentation “Historical Fiction: Fact versus Truth” at 1:00 pm on Saturday, September 12, at the Placerville Library, 345 Fair Lane.
Placerville resident 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 “All We Left Behind: Virginia Reed and the Donner Party.” The novel has received top reviews from Kirkus Reviews and San Francisco Book Review and is a popular purchase in bookstores, museums, and visitor centers along the California and Oregon Trails, stretching from Missouri to California.
Ms. Herman is one of a series of guest speakers addressing the library’s writing group, The Writers’ Bloc, which meets the first Saturday of the month. For more information on this free public event, contact the Library at (530) 621-5540 or visit the Upcoming Events calendar on the library’s website www.eldoradolibrary.org.
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