Nancy M.C. Young    Author

"A mesmerizing story..." New York Review of Books
"Young's intense focus... provides imagery of 
       glistening beauty."  Publisher's Weekly
"Superb - poetic & luscious..." BookPleasures.com


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Two Author Talks Coming Up

Posted by Nancy Young on April 25, 2014 at 10:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Strum Author, Nancy Young, gives two Local Author Talks this week:

Saturday, April 26th @ 2 pm @ Long Beach Public Library - Main Library Auditorium.

"Global Travel and Writing" - The thrills and trials of global travel and the books that they inspired."

Saturday, May 3rd @ 3 pm @ Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore - Redondo Beach.

"Local Author Meet & Greet" - Celebrating "California Bookstore Day" - Support your local indie press, authors and bookstores... over 20 authors and titles represented! Specializing in magic, sci-fi, fantasy and mystery novels.  

Come join us for one or both!  10% discount with mention of this website: "The Strum of Fate" 

Strum wins Honorable Mention for Fiction in Great Northwest Book Festival this month!!!

Posted by Nancy Young on March 13, 2014 at 9:05 PM Comments comments (0)


Newsflash: Strum has just been awarded an Honorable Mention for Fiction in the Great Northwest Book Festival competition announced on Monday!  It's a national competition for independent publishers and authors. This is the first competition the book has been entered into, so I was pleased (and surprised!) that it placed!


The awards ceremony, which will include all the regional indie books and film winners, is at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood later this month, which will include a screening of the winning indie films. The Roosevelt Hotel is the site of the very first Oscars Ceremony in 1929 before it moved to the Graumann next door.  Here's hoping some old-world Oscars-magic will bring Strum more good luck!!!


Here is the announcement website: http://www.greatnorthwestbookfestival.com/

And, Happy St. Paddy's Day to all!

This is news: Strum made it on Amazon's Top 2000 Author Rankings!!

Posted by Nancy Young on February 9, 2014 at 8:20 PM Comments comments (1)

Nancy Young (Strum) makes it on Amazon's Top 2000 Author Rankings - In Fiction - All Books - Literary: Number #1,792 (Sept. 28, 2013)

Starting the Year Off Right

Posted by Nancy Young on January 6, 2014 at 1:35 AM Comments comments (0)

I will be giving an Author Talk for the Writers' Club at American High School in Fremont, CA, on January 13, 2014!


It's my birthday and I'm so thrilled to be talking to a group of future authors!  Stay tuned for more talks in 2014.

Strum: The Website

Posted by Nancy Young on December 24, 2013 at 5:35 AM Comments comments (0)

It's official... Strum: A Novel by Nancy Young Website... is launched!

Please stay tuned for updates and excerpts...  and join the Author on her journey of 1,000 steps...