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Author and Writing Consultant

Pen To Paper Writing Consulting, LLC

July 2007 – Present (8 years 1 month)Yorktown, Virginia



Pen To Paper Writing Consultant, LLC

July 2007 – Present (8 years 1 month)Yorktown, Virginia


Freelance Writer

Pen to Paper Writing Consulting, LLC

January 2007 – Present (8 years 7 months)Yorktown, VA

I am enjoying the art of writing novels. I have penned Jagged Edges, a Christian romance and have now completed the sequel, Shattered Pieces. I am also writing a book of poetry as well as some Christian plays. It is my dream to have one of my novels developed into a screenplay and a film. My thoughts are also on developing a novel for children ages 10-14.


Co-Founder Words of Hope Ministries


April 2014 – Present (1 year 4 months)Yorktown, VA

Our mission is to speak words of hope to all who have ears to hear. We pray that the words that we speak, the faith that we profess, and the information that we present will empower you to exercise your faith in God to be all that you can be using the gifts that Christ has placed in your hands. We are committed to conducing workshops and conferences that especially address education and relationships for those of all ages. We invite you to join us as we embrace Psalm 31:24 ~ "Be of good courage, and He will strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the Lord.


English Curriculum Leader K-12

Hampton City Public Schools

July 1994 – July 2007 (13 years 1 month)


Hub Pages

St. Paul Press





Daily Press - Author educates about life choices

Doris Dancy is on a mission. Through her fiction, the Yorktown author wants to illustrate to the world the suffering experienced by children who grow up without loving and stable parenting.

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Readers' Favorite Book Award


Williamsburg Book FestivalA jury of publishers, editors, writers, and readers have selected Doris H. Dancy and Jagged Edges to be a part of the Williamsburg Book Festival. The notification indicated that the competition was tough and getting into this year's festival was difficult.


International Finalist Award


National Award for Successful Reading Programs This award was presented because of the national success and high standardized test scores for Hampton City Public School as a result of using Breakthrough to Literacy. The award was given to eight school districts in the United States.

Outstanding Teacher of English in the State of Virginia

VIrginia Association of Teachers of English

October 1980

This award was presented for outstanding teaching in the area of English. It was the result of student performance, innovative ideas in teaching English, dedication to the field through study advancements, student-teacher rapport, etc.

Outstanding Educator

National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women, Inc

September 1993

This award was presented for outstanding achievements in the area of English Instruction and Contributions in the Hampton Roads community

Governor's School Outstanding Educator's Award

Governor's School - University of Richmod

July 2006

The award signifies the appreciation of Governor School students to teachers who have influenced their intellectual, artistic, and personal growth. Governor School students are asked to nominate the educator who they feel has had the most significant impact on their educational development.

Recognition for Outstanding Achievement

The Hampton School Board

January 1999

This award was presented for outstanding participation in the development of writing prompts for the State of Virginia Standards of Learning.

Press Release for Award Winning Shattered Pieces

2015 International Book Award

May 2015

National Press Release
Vision Public Relations Group
May 29, 2015
Shattered Pieces by Doris Dancy Wins 2015 International Book Finalist Award
ATLANTA, GA, (May 29, 2015) - Doris Dancy, author of Shattered Pieces (a publication of St. Paul Press), has won the 2015 International Book Finalist Award. The book has won in the following two categories: Fiction: Religious and Fiction: Romance. A complete list of winners and finalist may be viewed here. The International Book Awards honors excellence in independent and mainstream publishing. Congratulations to Doris Dancy!


3-in-1 Ministry

2015 Winner of Emerging Christian Author Award

June 2015


2015 Outstanding Christian Romance Book ~ Shattered Pieces

June 2015







Awards & Accomplishments

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