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Default ANF commemorates anniversary of the Civil War w/ FREE serialized story - coming soon

ANF commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Civil War
with FREE serialized story for newspapers

Coming within a week!
With the Civil War Sesquicentennial upon us, the Arkansas Newspaper Foundation will be providing a FREE serialized story for newspapers across the state. The ten chapter serialized story is based on Where the Road Begins, a historical fiction of Civil War Arkansas written by Arkansas author Nancy Dane.

Where the Road Begins….
“Across Arkansas, men marched away to subdue devils, either Yankee or Confederate, depending on one's politics. Unfortunately, devils of another breed stayed behind. In the spellbinding novel Where the Road Begins, author Nancy Dane brings alive a time when marauding bushwhackers rode the hills and when women had as much to fear as any soldier.

This clash between North and South took a conscripted youth, Elijah Loring, far from the banks of Little Piney Creek down a road where terror and war awaited. After returning home a hardened man, he suffered lost love, and in this lawless land, confronted dangers as great as any endured in the crushed Confederate army.”

The story is based on the documentary history Tattered Glory, a collection of hundreds of source documents compiled by the author. Some language used in the story might sound odd or even offensive in today’s society, but is authentic for that era. The Civil War was a violent time, and to be accurately portrayed must be written as such. However, the condensed version featured here has been crafted with young readers in mind. The full-length novel is available where books are sold and from the author’s website

Author and historian, Nancy Dane, an alumnus of the University of the Ozarks, brings alive Civil War Arkansas with four published books. The historical fiction series accurately portrays both soldier and civilian. The novels, as well as the compilation of research titled Tattered Glory, are used with accompanying lesson plans as curriculum in Arkansas high schools and colleges. A Difference of Opinion, book two in the series, was nominated for the prestigious Michael Shaara Award, best Civil War fiction of 2009. Ms. Dane, proud mother of four and grandmother of twelve, lives in the Arkansas Ozarks, the setting for the novels. A frequent presenter at professional development seminars, she also speaks to schools and civic organizations across the nation.

“Over the next four years, there will be many opportunities for newspapers to publish events, stories, and information about historic civil war occurrences in their newspapers,” explained ANF Director, Karen Brown, “Since newspapers have always played an important role in recording history, making a literacy component available to their community outreach programs seemed like a good idea.” Brown also pointed out that in chapter 4, there is mention of a newspaper in Clarksville!

Newspaper in Education Coordinators or newspaper editors are welcome to review the chapters prior to publication. Newspapers are allowed (encouraged) to seek sponsorships for this serialized story to cover costs. The story is free! But, please let us know how you and your readers like it.

Additional educational materials will be available as well. All materials will be downloadable in Word or pdf from the ANF webpage. Look for a link at this address:

The Clip Art provided is from the site listed below; however, you may choose to forego using any clip art or you may use original art. Be sure to obey ALL copyright laws and regulations. Neither the author nor the Arkansas Newspaper Foundation is responsible for copyright violations.

Where the Road Begins Abridged Version Clip Art is from Public Domain All Free Site <>

Need more info?
Karen Brown, Executive Director
Arkansas Newspaper Foundation

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