Nancy Herman

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Gender Female
Industry Communications or Media
Occupation Writer/Journalist
Location United States
Introduction I'm writing a book about Virginia Reed, 13-year-old member of the ill-fated Donner Party. My book doesn't focus on the party's winter entrapment in the Sierra; instead, It chronicles Virginia's inner journey over an 18-month period, starting with her crossing the plains of Nebraska and Wyoming on the Oregon Trail. I'm following Virginia across the plains, 161 years later and by rental car instead of by ox-drawn wagon. Even so, seeing the plains for myself will help me understand Virginia's impressions during this part of her journey.