Continue into this site and read about each of Nancy's award-winning books and a few of her Chicken Soup for the Soul stories that are among her favorites. Just click on the tab subtitles above.
Nancy is a member of NC Scribes and the Military Writers Society of America.
Nancy Panko is a retired pediatric nurse and author of three award-winning books.
Guiding Missal - Fifty Years. Three Generations of Military Men. One Spirited Prayer Book, is based on actual events from 1942 to 1993. The narrator of this unique award-winning story is a small pocket prayer book carried by three men in the same family from WWII to the Battle of Mogadishu in Somalia during Blackhawk Down.
Sheltering Angels chronicles the life of a little girl born with the ability to see and talk to her guardian angel. Sheltering Angels, a 2021 silver medal winner for literary fiction, is a family saga about love, faith, guardian angels, and miracles.
Blueberry Moose is Nancy's first children's book. This gold medal winner tells the story of a moose in Maine who loves to eat blueberries and ingests so many that he turns blue. Seen from a boy's bedroom window, the moose is an object of interest for Jaxson P. Jackson who chases after him and asks, "Why are you so blue?" What happens next is the subject of this book.
Peachy Possums is second in the line-up of four children's books penned by Panko. Young Olivia must save her family's orchard from destruction from a pesky passel of possums who are playing soccer with perfect peaches. Olivia and the possums cooperate to forge a compromise so that everyone gets what they want.
Nancy is a twenty-three-time contributor to Chicken Soup for the Soul and has written for Guidepost and Woman's World magazines.
She is pictured here with her husband, Butch who is the second character in Guiding Missal.
Nancy has been spotlighted in the Raleigh News and Observer's Book Beat column, and interviewed on WTRU radio for Robby Dilmore's show, Kingdom Pursuits. Guiding Missal was a feature segment on WRAL-TV's Tar Heel Traveler.
Both Panko's novels were the recipient of the Speak Up Talk Radio Firebird Book Award in their respective categories.