Nancy Pellicer Dyer
Nancy Pellicer Dyer is of Minorcan descent. Her family is from St. Augustine, Florida, the nation's oldest city. She grew up hearing stories of the struggles of her ancestors from her father. Her desire to find the truth behind the folk tales culminated in her desire to share what she had learned in her first novel, The Minorcan Yoke.
Nancy extensive research also lead to her sequel novel, The Minorcan Quarter. Continuing where the first book left off, The Minorcan Quarter tells of the hardships the newly freed indentured servants endured as they set out to establish roots in our oldest colony.
Nancy is a Navy veteran and has had a successful working career in the communication industry. Today, she is a full time author working on her third novel. Nancy and her husband live near Richmond, Virginia. She is .
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VideosAuthor's lecture and reading of novel, "The Minorcan Yoke"
Author Nancy Pellicer Dyer reads and lectures on her novel, The Minorcan Yoke at New Smyrna Museum of History in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. The lecture covers the first rebellion at the New Smyrna Colony in 1768. Nancy is available for lectures and reading. - approx. 30 min. videoThe Minorcan Quarter Book Synopsis
Author Nancy Pellicer Dyer reads a short synopsis of her sequel novel, The Minorcan Quarter due for release in fall 2014.
The Minorcan Quarter, The Colonial Tale of St. Augustine
Beginning during the American Revolution, The Minorcan Quarter spans a turbulent period in history. Don Francisco Pellicer and his fellow immigrants struggle through hardships to build new lives in St. Augustine after escaping years of slave-like conditions in New Smyrna. Follow the destitute band as they scratch out an American existence in the wake of countless lives lost and endless hardships.
The Minorcan Yoke
Just south of America’s oldest permanent city, St. Augustine, Florida, lie the ruins of the largest colony the English attempted to establish in the New World. New Smyrna was established in 1768 by 1,400 indentured servants. Their nine turbulent year odyssey under English domination and servitude was a struggle to survive against tremendous odds.
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