Debut novelist Nancy Herriman became fascinated by the tension that existed between physicians, apothecaries and traditional herbalists as she researched The Irish Healer (Worthy Publishing), set in England in the 1830s. “The poor, who couldn’t afford physicians, were dependent upon either apothecaries or the neighborhood healer for a cure. This healer was likely a woman who’d learned her craft at the side of a female relative, and her expertise was only as great as that of the person who had trained her. It was a difficult time to be ill!”

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About The Author

After a 20-plus year career in the high-tech industry, Nancy Herriman retired and took up the pen. She hasn’t looked back. The Irish Healer is Nancy’s debut novel. When she isn’t writing or gabbing over lattes about writing, she is watching history shows on cable TV or performing with various choral groups. She lives in central Ohio with her husband and two teenaged sons, and wishes there were more hours in the day.