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Nancy Mayborn Peterson

About the Author

Nancy Peterson has been an award-winning writer for over 40 years. She has authored four books of Western history set during the frontier era; then she turned to the novel as a way to let her readers experience another traumatic time in our country’s history.

Nancy remembers vividly how life changed when Pearl Harbor plunged the nation into World War II. Combining interviews and research with personal knowledge, she has recreated the early years of that struggle, when the United States was on the edge of losing to the Axis powers. Not to be Forgiven, A Novel, relates how the war impacted Hiram's Spring, Nebraska, and forever scarred the lives of Sis Greggory, her soldier-brother, Danny, and Horst, a German prisoner of war.

The book was named the Best Mainstream Adult Novel of 2014 by the Colorado Authors’ League and also won a Finalist Award in the nation-wide  2014 Indie Next Generation Book Awards for Best First Novel.

Nancy Mayborn Peterson grew up in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. She is the author of People of the Moonshell, an award-winning Platte River history; People of the Troubled Water and People of the Old Missury, a two-volume history of the Missouri River; and Walking in Two Worlds, Mixed-Blood Indian Women Seeking Their Path. Nancy now lives in Lincoln, NE.  Please see