“Christie gives the reader a provocative slice of Americana that is equal parts real and gripping.” Charles S. Weinblatt, New York Journal of Books
(PRWEB) February 27, 2015
Nancy Christie, author of "Traveling Left of Center and Other Stories,” will be signing copies of her book at the Indie Author Conference & Showcase on March 7, at the Parma-Snow Branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library, 2121 Snow Road, Parma, OH.
“I’m thrilled to be part of this northeast Ohio event,” said Christie. “Libraries are a critical part of our community, and it’s wonderful that the Cuyahoga County Public Library consistently supports local authors.”
The conference begins at 11:00 AM with the author showcase portion starting at 2 PM. Visitors will have an opportunity to talk with Christie and other authors about their work as well as purchase signed copies. Information about the event can be found at the library’s website.
“As more and more bookstores disappear from the literary landscape, it will fall to libraries to connect readers and writers in new and different ways,” said Christie. “CCPL’s Indie Author event is just one example of how to accomplish this goal.”
*“[Nancy Christie’s] style is fluid, and [her] use of detail really brings the stories to life…[Her] stories need to be read by as many as possible.”~ Hal Blythe, fiction editor, The Chaffin Journal
*About "Traveling Left of Center and Other Stories"
What happens when people face life situations for which they are emotionally or mentally unprepared? They may choose to allow fate to dictate the path they take—a decision that can lead to disastrous results. The characters in "Traveling Left of Center and Other Stories" are unable or unwilling to seize control over their lives, relying instead on coping methods that range from the passive (The Healer) and the aggressive (The Clock) to the humorous (Traveling Left of Center) and hopeful (Skating on Thin Ice). But the outcomes may not be what they anticipated or desired. Will they have time to correct their course or will they crash?
Published in September 2014 by Pixel Hall Press, “Traveling Left of Center and Other Stories” has garnered significant critical praise. One of the stories in “Traveling Left of Center and Other Stories” has also been nominated for the 2014 Pushcart Prize.
*“Ms. Christie’s mastery of the short story is remarkable” ~ Margaret Gust, Coastal Breeze News
- About Nancy Christie
Nancy Christie is a full-time writer whose passion is fiction. Having written for numerous magazines and journals, her short stories can be found in literary publications such as "Full of Crow," "Fiction365," "Red Fez," "Wanderings," and "Xtreme." Christie is currently working on several other book projects, including a novel and a book for writers. She is the founder of "Celebrate Short Fiction" Day. A member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors, Nancy teaches workshops at writing conferences and schools across the country and hosts the monthly Monday Night Writers group in Canfield, Ohio.
Since the release of "Traveling Left of Center and Other Stories", Christie has had various personal appearances through northeast Ohio, as well as done numerous virtual blog tours—the more recent dubbed her “Birthday Bash Tour.”
About Pixel Hall Press
Pixel Hall Press is a relatively new, old-fashioned small publishing house whose focus is on discovering literary gems and great stories that might otherwise be overlooked. Our mission is to publish books that energize the imagination and intrigue the mind, and to be a conduit between readers and provocative, stimulating, talented authors.
In this era of digital technology, Wall Street involvement and merger mania, many mainstream publishers seem to have lost sight of core principles and the purpose of publishing. At the other end of the spectrum is the veritable avalanche of self-published books that are notoriously uneven in quality. Small boutique imprints like Pixel Hall Press are reclaiming the heart and soul of publishing by reviving the idea that a publisher's raison d'être is finding and nurturing great writers, and to provide readers with beautiful, meaningful, truly enjoyable books.