“Although author Nancy Blanton may not be a household name yet, after reading her intriguing novel The Earl in Black Armor we think that may very well change in the near future.”
~ Jathan Fink, journalist, reviewer,

NOW ON SALE: My latest book, THE EARL IN BLACK ARMOR, already a Feathered Quill medalist!:

This is a story of loyalty, betrayal, honor, and tyranny in the reign of King Charles I

IRELAND, 1635: In the years preceding the Great Irish Rebellion of 1641, an Irish clansman goes to Dublin Castle to spy on the English Lord Deputy Thomas Wentworth, who plans to seize clan properties and establish an English-only plantation. A woman at the castle also spies on Wentworth, but for very personal reasons.

Together they discover Wentworth’s true plan, more terrible than anyone imagines, involving political and religious intrigue in the service of the king. Read more…


NEW: The Snow Path to Dingle TOUR!

I’m thrilled to be partnering with Peg Aikman and Adams & Butler, a Virtuoso Agency, to organize a trip to some of the beautiful Ireland settings in my novels. I will be on the tour sharing the history of various locations and discussing how they were used in scenes throughout my three books.

Peg has put together an exciting itinerary for May 28 - June 6, 2020. If you are interested, contact! And watch for more information in this space.

Book by September 2019 to ensure the best accommodations! —

Author Spotlight: Nancy Blanton

Posted on April 4, 2018
See Nancy's interview with historical fiction
author/blogger Cryssa Bazos:


Nancy Blanton is a historical fiction author who has just the right touch for crafting authentic, character-centric dialogue that takes you back to 17th century Ireland. Together with impeccable historical details and a rousing good adventure, her Prince of Glencurragh is a novel that I would heartily recommend.


The Earl in
Black Armor


Feathered Quill bronze medalist: an Irish clansman who spies on the English Lord Deputy in Dublin discovers the man’s true intentions go beyond the taking of clan lands, to something more terrible than anyone imagines.




Winner of Florida's Royal Palm Literary Award, this is the story of a 17th-century peasant girl who curses Oliver Cromwell during his march across Ireland, and then must run for her life. Swept away to the West Indies, can she survive those lawless lands, destroy her enemy and reclaim her own heritage?


The Prince of Glencurragh

Royal Palm Literary Award winner and one of the top four books of 2016 judged by the Florida Writers Association. When Faolan Burke abducts an Irish heiress to improve his station in life, he finds true love and the pathway to his dream, the Castle Glencurragh, but trouble awaits. 


A Royal Branding

Combining historical research with corporate branding experience, Blanton guides authors, artists, consultants and others through the time-honored techniques of the first personal branders -- kings and queens -- to help you create your own personal brand and then put it into action.