Based in the Arkansas Ozarks, author Nancy Hartney is a creative writer producing short stories, poetry, nonfiction, and now her debut novel, a Vietnam War book that examines a wide range of social issues and human experiences. She might be called a Southern Gothic writer or a Southern author, but her work expresses feelings we all can share.

If You Walk Long Enough

Nancy’s debut novel, a Vietnam War story set in the Deep South, brings love and sorrow together at the intersection of the Civil Rights and Women’s Movement.
It is a story of survival and respect. It’s a tale of love lost, found, and changed.  Even the ghosts have changed…

On bookshelves now.

If the Creek Don’t Rise

Tales set in the Deep South of hard-used characters who offer nothing except grit—and, sometimes, love—as their currency. Available through Pen-L Publishing, Amazon, and independent bookstores.

Washed In The Water

Washed in the Water: Tales from the South

Set between 1950 and 1980, each vignette stares at an individual in the southern landscape. Hard lives, daily survival, and lessons about living reverberate among the characters. Available through Pen-L Publishing, Amazon, and independent booksellers.

books“Descanos on a Southern Border” selected for publication Winter 2020 by Pearl River Quarterly, a Starfeather Publication. Five free verse poems, three journals:  “April 30, 1975: An Ending with Footnotes” selected by Dash Literary Journal, California State University, Fullerton, speaks of the last day the United States  had a presence in Vietnam. “Before the Kudzu” published by Stonecrop Magazine, College of Western Idaho, Nampa, tells of love and time. Dead Mule School of Southern Literature, Washington, North Carolina, published “The Honeymoon,” “Things We Collect,” and “If You Walk Long Enough (with Apologies to Alice of Wonderland).”
7 hills cover 2015“The Bull and the Kitten,” Seven Hills  Review 2015, looks eyeball-to-eyeball at  the meaning of endurance. Available through
high hill press rough countrySet in Palo Duro Canyon of Texas, “A Matter of Respect” is a tale of racism  and  injustice. Look for Rough Country  Volume 1 at Amazon. Authors in this issue include Brett Cogubrn, Amy Hale Auker, Dusty Richards, and others. 
White Oaks TaleDoes a tree have soul? Perhaps. Read “The White Oak’s Tale” in The Best of Frontier Tales, Volume 1 at Pen-L Publishing and Amazon. Authors also published this issue include Pamela Foster, J.B. Hogan, Dusty Richards,  Ellen Gray Massey, and others. 
high hill pressFirst published in Echoes of the Ozarks  VI, my short story, “The Cane Grinding,” is a coming of age tale. Look for it at
Cactus Country - High HillCactus Country Volume 1 is an anthology  of 39 tales including “Racing the  Kentucky Mare” available from  

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