Nancy Christie's short stories are brilliant, disturbing, and exquisitely written. Hers is a hypnotic, lyrical voice that captures your heart with its deep, rich humanity.
BUY: Traveling Left of Center and Other Stories is available as a paperback and eBook (all formats) from Amazon, Apple iBookstore, Barnes & Noble,Books-A-Million, Kobo and an independent book store near you.
“Girl,” my mama had said to me the minute she entered my hospital room, “on the highway of life, you’re always traveling left of center.” (from Traveling Left of Center)
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? Included in this collection of short stories are the critically acclaimed Alice in Wonderland and Annabelle.
“Ms. Christie’s mastery of the short story is remarkable.” —Margaret Gust, Coastal Breeze News
“Nancy Christie creates a unique and compelling world with only a few strokes of her pen.” ~ Sahar, BlogCritics
“These 18 stories… are complex, varying, and thoroughly imaginative, introducing a fresh voice to fiction that is both ironic as well as gorgeously gloomy… heart wrenching, and familiar.” ~Mary Sellers, What Is That Book About
[Christie’s] use of detail really brings the stories to life.” —Hal Blythe, fiction editor, The Chaffin Journal
About Nancy Christie
Nancy Christie is a full-time professional writer whose passion is fiction. 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!” (Please see the One on One Interview with Nancy for more insights about how and why she writes fiction.)
In addition to her two PHP Shorts e-books, Annabelle and Alice in Wonderland, 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 other book projects, including a novel and a book for writers. She is founder of Celebrate Short Fiction Day, which Pixel Hall Press fully supports.
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. Visit her website at www.NancyChristie.com or connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or at her writing blogs: Focus on Fiction, The Writer’s Place and One on One.