The Author

Sue Pearson is one of the most recognized and respected journalists in Northern California.  She has logged 35+ years in the broadcast realm, winning three Emmy's for her work producing public television documentaries. 

The Book

Sue turned her attention to writing a decade ago and has publishing credits in the national magazines Guideposts and Horse and Rider Magazine. She is a popular contributor to anthologies. Here are some of the collections: Opening The Gifts of Christmas, Horse Crazy, Raging Gracefully,The Healing Touch of Horses, Faith, Hope and Healing, The Dog With The Old Soul. Sue's debut novel, The Nancies, is based on the true story of America's unique all-female militia during the Civil War in the southern railroad town of LaGrange, Georgia.

The Nancies is available on and also at Sue's author events.


Sue learned about the story of the Nancy Hart Militia when her sister, the late Margie Bush, was on a business trip to LaGrange, GA and stopped in to the Troup County Archives to do some genealogy research. County historian Forrest Clark Johnson was pleased to inform her that her own family members were among the bravest women in history. Sue and Margie's great grandmother, Addie Bull, and Addie's two sisters, Adelia and Sallie were members and officers of the Nancy Hart Militia. Sue spent several years researching and documenting the story of the Nancies, as they called themselves, before deciding to write the story as a novel to help bring alive these colorful and courageous heroines from Georgia.


"It is a marvelous tale, well told, with inventiveness and yet accuracy in every detail."  Troup County Historian Forrest Clark Johnson III

"Pearson has just written and published a lovely, lively novel...her descriptive writing of the landscape and people of the period is precise and compelling..."   Ed Goldman, Sacramento Business Journal

"This is an important story that reminds us that heroes come in all shapes, sizes and both genders, and that singular events continue reshaping our lives and expectations long after they've receded into the past."   Kathleen Cairns, Ph.D. History, author and lecturer in history and women's studies, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA.