Nancy Oswald writes historical fiction and nonfiction for the young and young at heart. Mostly set in Colorado, her books will delight and charm readers or all ages. One ten year old reader says, “You’ll be glued (to this book) all the way from beginning to end.”
Colorado Book Award Finalist
Spur Award Finalist
Cipa Evvy Silver Winner
Award winning author, Nancy Oswald, has a passion for children's book writing. While she mainly writes historical fiction, she has published pieces in a variety of genres, including non fiction, personal interest, children’s plays, poetry, and educational research.
Oswald grew up in Denver, CO, but she spent her adult years in rural Colorado and the outback of British Columbia. There, she taught in a one- and a two-room school. Nancy taught for more than 20 years in rural Colorado before her retirement.
Now, she lives with her husband on a family ranch near Cotopaxi, CO. She helps look after the family’s dogs, cats, cows, chickens, and Daisy the donkey. Daisy is a model for the fictional character, Maude Oliver, in the “Ruby and Maude Adventures.” Maude has a Facebook page that you can visit and give a like! Her children's books have won multiple awards.
Nancy speaks and does writing workshops for a variety of groups. She has been a guest speaker for service groups, local history groups, libraries, and other educational groups. She has also been a conference presenter for the Colorado Council of the International Reading Association and has presented at both the National and Colorado State Social Studies Convention. Her workshops can be tailored to fit group size and needs. Contact Nancy for more information.
History may not be the most interesting topic for some people, but Nancy has found a way to make it engaging and entertaining. Her books have won multiple awards, and a rural lifestyle makes it possible to interact with the same animals that end up on the pages of her children's books. Her well-researched and captivating storytelling immerses readers into the past in an enjoyable and informative way.