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Nancy Dunne

Nancy is a fantasy writer who has been creating stories since she was a child. She is a proud graduate of Maryville College in Tennessee with her degree in American Sign Language/English interpreting, and currently works in higher education with Deaf and Hard of Hearing students. Nancy has been a nationally certified interpreter since 1996 and a proud independently published author since 2011.

Most of Nancy's writing time is focused on her Orana Chronicles novels, epic fantasy tales inspired by her many hours spent storytelling within the confines of MMORPGs. Her Arcstone series imagines what happens when real life and game life collide. 

Luminous Beings is a departure from the high fantasy realms and takes the reader on an alternative tour of Nancy's second home, West Yorkshire, at the turn of the 20th century...complete with the reimagining of some Irish mythology to boot.

Her flash and micro fiction can be found on her Twitter page (@nancyd_writes), and she is an ardent supporter of hashtag challenges on that platform. She has a few storylines in play there, including a Sci-fi space opera and loads of poetry, all told in Tweet-sized chunks. She has plans for serialised fiction to come and keeps up a blog at Isn't The Lettuce Brave? (

Nancy lives and works in the Upstate area of South Carolina with her husband, Simon, Irish Wolfhounds Bryn and Ciaragh, and her terrier mix, Willow-Pickle.