|Short Description of Yourself||
Nanci M. Pattenden is a professional genealogist, an author of historical crime fiction, humourous paranormal fiction, and has one story in the anthology The Human Condition.
|Writing Focus or Interests||
historical crime fiction, paranormal
|Published Works and Recognitions||
Empire State Building in Aurora Cemetery, York Region Ancestors, Vol 16, No 1, Feb 2010
Where is George Steadman?, York Region Ancestors, Vol 16, No 3, Sep 2010
Bogarttown Cemetery, York Region Ancestors, Vol 17, No 1, Feb 2011
Where is George Steadman? – Conclusion, York Region Ancestors, Vol 17, No 1, Feb 2011
Hillary House Prepares to Celebrate 150th, Site Lines, Feb 2012
Hillary House of Aurora, York Region Ancestors, Vol 18, No 2, May 2012
Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church Cemetery Re-dedication, York Region Ancestors, Vol 18, No 4, Nov 2012
Nanci M. Pattenden is a professional genealogist, and an author of historical crime fiction. After digging into her own genealogy, Nanci uncovered a story about a young ancestor, sent to Canada from an English workhouse, who ended up on trial for murder. This sparked her interest in writing fiction, and launched the beginning of her first novel.
Nanci has published three novellas, Body in the Harbour, Death on Duchess Street, and Corpses for Christmas. She also has one story in the anthology, The Human Condition, and several non-fiction articles in The Attic (Aurora Historical Society), Ancestors (York Region Branch OGS), and Site Lines (National Historic Sites Alliance for Ontario). Her interest in genealogy, local history and love of Victorian murder mysteries have merged to create a new Canadian Victorian murder mystery writer. She is a member of Crime Writers of Canada, The Writers Community of York Region, and the Ontario Genealogical Society (OGS).
She has completed the Creative Writing program at the University of Calgary, is currently working the the Creative Writing program at the University of Toronto, and has completed two programs with The Institute of Genealogical Studies (Canadian and English studies).
Nanci currently resides in Newmarket, Ontario, and can be contacted through her website at http://www.nancipattenden.com.