Nancy Christie Releases Two New Short Stories Online
Nancy Christie is quickly becoming known for her poignant, beautifully crafted fiction, such as the eBook short stories "Annabelle" and "Alice in Wonderland," both published by Pixel Hall Press's imprint, PHP Shorts. As Morrow Wilson (the author of "David Sunshine") has said, "[Christie's] is a remarkable new voice that, like its song, is unforgettable." So it's no surprise that both Every Writer and HyperText Magazine have recently published two of her short stories on the Internet.
"In Springtime," which appears in Every Writer, is a concise, beautifully drawn portrait of a woman Alice who dreams of her grandmother's garden. "There had been space and light for things to grow at her grandmother's house," Christie writes, "unlike here in the city where even weeds had a difficult time breaking through the ever-present asphalt." It's a tightly written and highly revealing few paragraphs that tells us more about Alice's life and broken dreams than the character might realize.
Showing off Christies' versatility, "The Answering Machine" (in HyperText) offers a far more detailed and intimate view inside the head of a salesman whose anger at his boss, his ex-wife, and the world at large is eroding his sanity.
COMING SOON: "TRAVELING LEFT OF CENTER AND OTHER STORIES"
Pixel Hall Press has collected eighteen of Christie's hypnotically lyrical short stories into "Traveling Left of Center and Other Stories," which will be published as a trade paperback and eBook (in all formats) on September 9, 2014. The characters in these stories are unable or unwilling to seize control over their lives, relying instead on coping methods that range from the passive and the aggressive to the humorous and hopeful. But the outcomes may not be what they anticipated or desired.
Reviewers and book bloggers should contact Cynthia Dadson (Cynthia[at]PixelHallPress[dot]com) to request review copies of "Traveling Left of Center and Other Stories."
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, The Chaffin Journal and Xtreme. Christie is currently working on several 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.
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.