A few words about me
After a rewarding career writing about science, medicine and healthful living (under the byline Nancy Ross-Flanigan), I'm now focusing on memoir, personal essays, and photography.
My memoir, Mango Rash: Coming of Age in the Land of Frangipani and Fanta, is forthcoming from Behler Publications October 22, 2019.
First place, memoir/nonfiction category, Pacific Northwest Writers Association, for Mango Rash
First place, winter photo contest, Newaygo County Council for the Arts
First place, fall photo contest, Newaygo County Council for the Arts
First place, flora & fauna category, Michigan Nature Association photo contest
Second place, pollinators category, Wild Ones photo contest
Honorable Mention, people in nature category, Michigan Nature Association photo contest
My submission, "Tabu," an excerpt from Mango Rash was a finalist for the 43rd New Millennium Writings Literary Awards in Nonfiction.
For the second time, I was named a finalist in the Tucson Festival of Books Literary Awards, with an excerpt from Mango Rash. A different excerpt from the memoir was a finalist for the same award in 2015 and was published in Colere. Another excerpt from the memoir was a finalist for the 2015 Northern Colorado Writers Top of the Mountain Book Award.