Nancy Marie Brown


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Ivory Vikings, St. Martin's 2015

Saga of Gudrid the Far-Traveler, namelos 2015

Song of the Vikings, Palgrave Macmillan 2012

The Abacus and the Cross, Basic Books 2010

The Far Traveler, Harcourt Books 2007

Mendel in the Kitchen, Joseph Henry Books 2004

A Good Horse Has No Color, Stackpole Books 2001
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Author Nancy Marie Brown
Sample caption: Nancy Marie Brown and her Icelandic horse Gaeska.
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Sample Introduction for Readings and Events:

Nancy Marie Brown writes about Iceland and Vikings, science and sagas. Her books combine extremes: medieval literature and modern archaeology, myths and facts. They ask, What have we overlooked? What have we forgotten? Whose history must not be lost?

She is the author of six general interest books and one young adult novel: Ivory Vikings (published in September 2015), The Saga of Gudrid the Far-Traveler (the novel; published in June 2015), Song of the Vikings (from 2012), The Abacus and the Cross (from 2010), The Far Traveler (from 2007), Mendel in the Kitchen (from 2004), and A Good Horse Has No Color (published in 2001).

For 20 years, Nancy worked as a science writer and editor for Research/Penn State magazine, published by Penn State University. She holds a B.A. in English (from the Writing Option) and an M.A. in Comparative Literature (with emphases in Arthurian Romance and Icelandic Saga), both from the Penn State. She turned to writing books full time in 2003, when she moved to a farm in northern Vermont where she and her husband, author Charles Fergus, keep four Icelandic horses and an Icelandic sheepdog. She spends part of each summer in Iceland, offering history and horseback tours in collaboration with the company America2Iceland.


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Nancy Marie Brown is represented by Michelle Tessler, Tessler Literary Agency, 27 West 20th Street, Suite 1003, New York, NY 10011.

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