Nancy Sheppard

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Hampton Roads, VA
American Military University
Early American Military Aviation History, History Of Oddities And Curiosities, Thanatology
  • Nancy Sheppard is a four-time award-nominated nonfiction history author and guest lecturer. She has traditionally published four nonfiction history books, lectured for four different universities, and has been featured on national television for her work multiple times including on CSPAN American History Television.
  • She is the world's leading authority on the 1922 disaster of the U.S. Army airship ROMA and has advocated for ROMA's story for 12 years, including being instrumental in having the first public memorial for the disaster's victims erected.
  • Nancy is also an award-nominated photographer/photojournalist.


Nancy Sheppard is a nonfiction history author, researcher, editor, photographer, and lover of all things quirky and odd. She is fascinated by little-known, darker topics in history and is currently working on her fifth book. Aside from her work, Nancy enjoys photography (particularly of abandoned places), traveling, creating a mess at her desk, making visual art (though not very well), nerding out to Star Trek, and spending time with her husband and children. Nancy served as the editor-in-chief for the newspaper Yorktown Crier-Poquoson Post, managing editor of Williamsburg Yorktown Daily, and her written and visual work has been published in numerous publications including American Spirit magazine, Virginia Living, the official website for the U.S. Navy, and the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography.


Nancy Sheppard received her B.A. in History with a focus on research and writing from American Military University (AMU). She is on the verge of (finally) finishing her graduate degree in American History from AMU.
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