"...everything in life is writable...if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt."..... Sylvia Plath

Monday, April 17, 2017

Author's Update

My publisher let me know a couple of days ago that my book cover has been sent to the printer for the final printing...pretty exciting. I'm  spending a lot of time promoting the book and working on a flyer to mail out announcing its' launching, which will be June 13 at Phoenix Book Stores in Essex Junction in Vermont, near where I live. I will be talking about the book, maybe reading from a couple of chapters, and signing new copies.

I have begun to work on my second memoir. The working title is Roxie and Alfred. It tells how my grand parents moved from a small, bucolic farm in North Carolina with their family to the booming, sometimes dangerous town of Detroit, Michigan during the roaring twenties when prohibition was in full swing. They were courageous, hard working, and amazingly able to cope with what their new lives in the big city brought to them.


Monday, April 3, 2017

Check out my Author's site

I am no longer posting on this site on a regular basis. You can now find me on my author's site at: www.nancyhinchliff.com/ I left this site up because there is a lot of entertaining and interesting information here (written over many years), including recipes and food comments.

I published my first memoir this year, the one I've been writing about for the past few years on this site. I had been running my own bed and breakfast in Louisville Kentucky and writing at the same time. I finally closed down my business, after twenty years, and moved to Essex, Vermont to be closer to part of my family and to write full time.

My book will be released June 6th and is available for pre-order now at Amazon. I am spending most of my time promoting it on social media.

  New Old Louisville Book
  Coming Out

"For anyone who has ever thought aboutrunning a bed & breakfast, Operatic Divas and Naked Irishman: An Innkeeper's Tale by Nancy Hinchliff offers a hilarious birds-eye view behind the Victorian curtains.  With mouth-watering recipes woven throughout, the author shows just how much you can do with a little daring tenacity in the face of a lonely retirement." -Katharine Hollister, editor, Beatdom Books. 

This new book was written in Old Louisville about one of our neighborhood’s former bed and breakfast inns:  the Aleksander House.  In 1994 at the age of 64 and with no business experience and little start-up money, Nancy Hinchliff buys a turn-of-the-century mansion at 1213 S. First St. and turns it into a charming bed and breakfast.  Through her collected stories, Hinchliff gives readers a personal, in-depth, and honest look at what it’s like to be an innkeeper and still keep your sense of humor.  It will be available June 6 but can be pre-ordered at Operatic Divas.  After June 6, look for it at Carmichael’s and other outlets.