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 (Behler Publications, Oct. 22, 2019) can be purchased from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, IndieBound, Flying Bear Books in Newaygo, epilogue books in Rockford, Pages Bookshop in Detroit, Everybody Reads in Lansing, and many other bookstores, as well as NCCA-Artsplace in Fremont and Artworks in Big Rapids. You can also order signed copies directly from the Buy Books section of this web site.
Mango Rash made the long list for the Journey Book Awards, a division of Chanticleer International Book Awards and Novel Competitions.
Mango Rash and I were featured in the "Breaking In" column of the January-February issue of Writer's Digest
Third place, pollinators category, Wild ones photo contest
Third place, winter photo contest, Newaygo County Council for the Arts
Third place, people in nature category, Michigan Nature Association photo contest
Honorable mention, fall photo contest, Newaygo County Council for the Arts
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.