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Author Bio

Nan Harvey, a lifelong Southerner is currently living in Northumberland County of the Northern Neck of Virginia.

A career architect, she first learned of the Northern Neck on a sail to Dividing Creek then bought and renovated an old farmhouse outside of Kilmarnock.

After settlement, her father presented her with the genealogical data he had gathered on their ancestor Robert Lindsay, “the immigrant,” the founding member of the Lindsay clan in the colony and his guardian, Reverend David Lindsay, the second rector at Wicomico Parish Church in the mid-1600's. She continued her father’s research, travelled to the location of the ancestral home The Mount in Fife, Scotland, digging into the Lindsay past.

Using land and court records and historical accounts, she was able to recreate the common man’s life, weaving in her own experiences of sailing on the Chesapeake Bay and hands-on barn construction during a Northern Neck summer.

The product of her recreation is A History Not Past published by Northumberland Historical Press and available from Amazon.

She is currently working on her second historical novel, Susanna's Story and a book of musings about creating a Leicester Longwool sheep farm, Becoming a Shepherd.

This site is dedicated to showcasing her past and current writing.

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