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Nancy Marie Brown

Agent: Michelle Tessler
East Burke, Vermont, United States

Email: nancymariebrown@gmail.com

Home page: nancymariebrown.com

Nancy Marie Brown is the author of five books of nonfiction for general readers:

--Song of the Vikings: Snorri and the Making of Norse Myths (Palgrave Macmillan
2012)

--The Abacus and the Cross: The Story of the Pope Who Brought the Light of
Science to the Dark Ages (Basic Books 2010)

--The Far Traveler: Voyages of a Viking Woman (Harcourt 2007)

--Mendel in the Kitchen: A Scientist’s View of Genetically Modified Foods
(coauthored with Nina Fedoroff, Joseph Henry Books 2004)

--A Good Horse Has No Color: Searching Iceland for the Perfect Horse (Stackpole
Books 2001)

She has over 30 years’ experience as a writer and editor. From 1981 to 2003, she
wrote for an award-winning magazine published by Penn State University,
Research/Penn State. She holds a master’s degree in comparative literature from
Penn State, where she specialized in the literature of the Middle Ages. Freelance
since 2003, she lives in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont with her husband, the
writer Charles Fergus.

Interests: Norse Mythology, Icelandic Sagas, Viking Age, Dark Ages, Medieval Science, Archaeology

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: Yes

 

Published works:

Nonfiction

  • The Far Traveler: Voyages of a Viking Woman
  • Abacus and the Cross: The Story of the Pope Who Brought the Light of Science to the Dark Ages
  • Song of the Vikings: Snorri and the Making of Norse Myths