Essays and Fiction As an essayist, I explore how we struggle to find our way through the ever-changing landscape of life.
And in my fiction, the characters deal with issues and conflicts common to all—although their methods of coping can be unusual and, at times, detrimental to their well-being.
“Enjoyed "Interim" very much! For me, the story flowed from beginning to end. And as an ex-smoker (quit in January) you did a great job of describing the "feeling" of the crumpled pack on the floor at 3 am!” Debbie Morris
“...[Ice Cream Sunday is] a touching story and one that hit close to home...” Chelsea Lowe
“I really enjoyed your story [“Beautiful Dreamer”]. It's very haunting!” Kathleen Vyn
“I love your thoughtful marriage story [‘Misconnections’]”—Carolyn See, award-winning novelist, book reviewer for The Washington Post, board member of PEN Center USA West and adjunct professor of English at UCLA.
"Nancy Christie...brings humor, wit, heart and poetry to her fiction. There is a brilliant light to her short stories that places her among the very best practitioners of the art. She possesses an astonishing and breath-taking combination, all her own, of deep sensitivity and great power...Once you have read one of her short stories you will never forget it."—Morrow Wilson, novelist
“Nancy Christie captures a unique voice in ‘Aunt Aggie and the Make-up Lady’ that propels the reader through a story filled with zany characters and madcap happenings. Reminiscent of Eudora Welty, Christie grounds her story in the type of everyday detail that draws us into her world and leads us to sympathize, even like, her wild-and-crazy cast.” —Hal Blythe, Fiction Editor, The Chaffin Journal Co-Director, Teaching & Learning Center, Eastern Kentucky University