April 10, 2019
Nancy talked about her first novel, Saving Texas, with Opining Women, a long-standing book club in Charlotte. The club encourages all of its members to express opinions about the book selections. Nancy spoke in early April.
Sept. 27, 2017
I really enjoyed talking about Saving Texas and Winning Texas to gracious and literate members of the Carolina Women’s Club at TPC Piper Glen. I found it interesting that most of the questions centered on secession, a central theme in both novels.
We talked about the long-lasting secessionist movement in Texas, the nation’s largest with reportedly several hundred thousand adherents. We also analyzed other, lesser known movements in California, Colorado and overseas, particularly Catalonia, the area of Spain that currently is asserting its independence.
The discussion also centered on how I write (not often enough!) and prolific writers like Stephen King.
In King’s classic nonfiction book, On Writing, he relates that he spends his mornings writing and his afternoons on the business of being a writer. He’s a great role model for many of us who procrastinate!
June 27, 2014
What a nice review of Saving Texas from D.G. Martin, longtime North Carolinian, book reviewer and guest columnist for the Herald-Sun in Durham. Texas may be nearly nine times the size of Scotland, but perhaps they have much in common. Gie it laldy; do something with gusto. D.G.’s review is here or here.
Nov. 11, 2013
Below are videos of author Nancy Stancill reading from Saving Texas, being introduced by poet and longtime Charlotte Observer book editor Dannye Romine Powell, and then answering questions from the audience. The event was held at Park Road Books in Charlotte.
Author Nancy Stancill shared this note with her Facebook friends this afternoon:
“I’m excited to let you know that I’m pledging royalties from Saving Texas to an organization dear to my heart, Investigative Reporters and Editors.
“Royalties from the first thousand books sold will go to IRE’s endowment to support the Godfrey Wells Stancill Fellowship.
“The fellowship so far has paid expenses for six journalists from small papers to attend the IRE conference to learn investigative reporting techniques.
“My family raised money for the fellowship in memory of our wonderful dad, a lifelong newspaper guy. Details posted today on www.ire.org, the IRE’s website!”
Oct. 21, 2013
As part of a road tour of Texas this month, Nancy Stancill stopped at Brazos Bookstore in Houston to greet friends and sign copies of “Saving Texas.”
Mary Moody, who took the pictures at right, wrote to her Facebook friends, “I have such talented friends. Nancy Stancill, reporter extraordinaire and now published book author, has been in town showing off her new ‘baby,’ a murder mystery called Saving Texas. It’s the story of a newspaper reporter and political corruption. Here are a couple of shots (my phone is not my best camera!) showing Nancy at a book signing and reading at Houston’s Brazos Bookstore.”
Nancy wrote, “I was so lucky to have Mary and other longtime friends there.”
Photos: Brazos Bookstore, Mary Moody, Len Norman
Oct. 20, 2013
“Annie Price is a reporter stuck in a dead-end job at a dying Houston newspaper. When she decides to profile an ambitious West Texas politician, it’s as much out of boredom as ambition. But that one story sucks Annie into a web of intrigue and danger: Murder, fraud and the secessionist movement that are as big and bizarre as Texas itself. Veteran journalist Nancy Stancill has produced a chilling, fast-paced and powerful mystery in Saving Texas. This is a great read.”
– Jon Talton, author of the David Mapstone mysteries, the Cincinnati Casebooks and the thriller Deadline Man
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“When a beautiful, savvy reporter for the Houston Times profiles a handsome candidate for governor of Texas, she discovers that his secessionist aspirations have sparked a dangerous movement fueled by backstabbing intrigue that eventually leads to scandal and murder. Saving Texas is a historically significant and politically relevant novel, with a cast of effectively drawn characters that seamlessly bring the story to life.”
– Pamela Cory, author of Hassie Calhoun: A Las Vegas Novel of Innocence
Saving Texas is for sale at the Black Rose Writing site. Click here to buy the novel at Black Rose Writing.
Or click here to go to my author page on Amazon, where you can buy the book, see reviews posted by Amazon readers, and check out my upcoming book signing events.
Oct. 13, 2013
Ian Graham Leask, Amy Fladeboe and Steve McEllistrem interview Nancy Stancill about Saving Texas, investigative journalism and on the transition Stancill had to make from writing journalism to writing fiction.
The interview aired on Write On! Radio on KFAI in Minneapolis on Oct. 8, 2013.
The audio begins with Stancill reading from the novel.