Nancy Christie

Born: 1954

Ohio connection: Birth


Nancy Christie is the award-winning author of seven books, including her two most recent: Reinventing Rita (the first in her Midlife Moxie Novel Series), published by BookBaby, and Mistletoe Magic and Other Holiday Tales published by Unsolicited Press—both released in 2023. Finding Fran, her second Midlife Moxie novel, is scheduled for release in 2024 by BookBaby.

She’s also the author of two other short story collections—Traveling Left of Center and Other Stories and Peripheral Visions and Other Stories (both published by Unsolicited Press)—with her fourth collection, The Language of Love and Other Stories, scheduled for release in 2025 by Unsolicited Press. Christie’s short stories have appeared in numerous literary publications including The Saturday Evening Post, Commuter Lit, and Goat’s Milk Magazine.

Christie’s nonfiction books include the inspirational/motivational book, The Gifts of Change (Atria/Beyond Words) and two award-winning books for writers: Rut-Busting Book for Writers and Rut-Busting Book for Authors (both by BookBaby).

The host of the Living the Writing Life podcast and founder of the annual “Midlife Moxie” Day and “Celebrate Short Fiction” Day, Christie teaches writing workshops at conferences, libraries, and schools. She is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA), Women’s Fiction Writers Association (WFWA), and the Florida Writers Association (FWA).

Book Awards

International Firebird Book award winner, Bronze award winner in the 2023 Royal Palm Literary Awards (RPLA) competition, and semi-finalist in the Kindle Book Awards for Reinventing Rita; 2020 Foreword INDIES Bronze winner in the Short Stories (Adult Fiction) category, a finalist in the 2021 Eric Hoffer competition, finalist in the 2020 N. N. Light Book Awards – Short Story category, and second-place winner in the 2018 Royal Palm Literary Awards competition for Peripheral Visions and Other Stories; 2016 Best Indie Book by Shelf Unbound runner-up for Traveling Left of Center and Other Stories; 5-star award winner from Readers’ Favorite, 2019 American Book Fest competition finalist, Independent Author Network 2020 Book of the Year finalist for Rut-Busting Book for Authors; 2018 Notable Indie by Shelf Unbound and finalist in the 2018 American Book Fest competition for Rut-Busting Book for Writers.

Individual Story Awards

“Lucinda and the Christmas List” – Quarter-finalist in the 2023 ScreenCraft Cinematic Short Story Competition; “Pandora’s Box”—Finalist in the 2018 Royal Palm Literary Awards (RPLA) competition; Quarter-finalist in the 2017 ScreenCraft Short Story Contest; “I Remember”—Shortlisted for 2017 Stories That Need to Be Told Contest; “Peripheral Visions”—Quarter-finalist in the 2016 ScreenCraft Short Story Contest; “Right Wrist or Left”—Shortlisted for Pulp Literature’s 2016 The Raven Short Story Contest


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Additional Resources

Nancy Christie (author’s official website)