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Nancy E. Sheppard

Nonfiction Author, Historian, Lecturer


The Airship ROMA Disaster in Hampton Roads
(The History Press, 2016)
Nominated for the 2017 Virginia Literary Award!
Hampton Roads
Murder & Mayhem 
(The History Press, 2018)
Nominated for the 2019 Virginia Literary Award!


Her worthwhile book is extensively researched, drawing on many eyewitness accounts as well as official records and other sources, and lavishly illustrated, including many pictures never before published.

Proving that local histories can be a rewarding read when researched well and presented in scholarly fashion. 

An absorbing page-turner which reads like fiction, but regrettably is not. Ultimately a tale of heroism, and of tenderness among comrades who did not forget.

Rich Bishop

Still St. Leighi

Timothy J. Lockhart,

The Virginian-Pilot

Nancy E. Sheppard is a two-time award nominated nonfiction author and historian from Hampton Roads, Virginia. She has dedicated her career to researching, writing, and lecturing on various topics related to her native Tidewater as well as forgotten stories in military history. 

Ms. Sheppard is also an accomplished photojournalist, reporter, and newspaper editor.




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