"[Annabelle] is fragile in the way that Kafka’s protagonists are fragile... unlike Kafka’s stories, Nancy Christie’s tales are always beautiful." - Morrow Wilson
(PRWEB) March 31, 2014
Short stories are the perfect complement to the dog days of summer, and Nancy Christie's short fiction collection, "Traveling Left of Center and Other Stories" (Pixel Hall Press), promises to help you forget about the heat and humidity. By accident or design, the all-too-human characters in these eighteen stories cross the line of wise choices and end up traveling left of center, often with disastrous results. Their methods of coping range from the passive ("The Healer") and the aggressive ("The Clock") to the humorous ("Traveling Left of Center") and hopeful ("Skating on Thin Ice").
"Traveling Left of Center and Other Stories" will be available August 2014 as a trade paperback and eBook (for all devices) from all book retailers. Reviewers should contact Cynthia Dadson (cynthia at pixelhallpress dot com) to be put on the list to receive a review copy this spring.
About Nancy Christie
Nancy Christie is a full-time professional writer for publications and corporate clients, but fiction is her passion. As she explains, “I have been making up stories since I was a child, engaging in ‘what if’ and ‘let's pretend’ activities that took me far beyond my northeastern Ohio home. And I'm still doing it—only for a much larger audience!”
Her short stories can be found in literary publications such as Full of Crow, Fiction365, Red Fez, Wanderings, The Chaffin Journal and Xtreme. Christie is working on several other book projects, including a novel and a book for writers.
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.
About Pixel Hall Press
Pixel Hall Press is a relatively new, old-fashioned small publishing house that is quickly becoming known for discovering literary gems and great stories by gifted writers that might have otherwise been overlooked.
In this era of digital technology, Wall Street involvement and merger mania, mainstream publishers seem to have lost sight of the core principles and purpose of publishing. At the other end of the spectrum is an avalanche of self-published books that are notoriously uneven in quality. Small boutique imprints, such as Pixel Hall Press, are reclaiming the heart and soul of publishing by reviving the idea that a publisher's raison d'être is to find and nurture great writers, and to provide readers with beautiful, meaningful, truly enjoyable books.