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West Virginia middle school teachers learned about Panther Mountain and other WV books in August
ITQ Workshop, Glenville State College, August 2, 2016
ITQ Workshop, Glenville State College, August 2, 2016

It was my pleasure to give a presentation about Panther Mountain: Caroline’s Story at Glenville State College in early August. A group of West Virginia middle school teachers and local librarians attended as part of the Improving Teacher Quality Workshop, an annual continuing education opportunity for those who teach ELA, math and social studies.

I was glad to be in the company of two other authors–

Rick Steelhammer, author of It Happened in West Virginia
Rick Steelhammer, author of It Happened in West Virginia

Charleston Gazette-Mail reporter Rick Steelhammer, author of It Happened in West Virginia and  two other books, and Steve Kittner, WV native and author of River Rocks.

Steve Kittner, author of River Rocks
Steve Kittner, author of River Rocks

The teachers and librarians who attended are finding new ways to inspire and motivate young readers and I enjoyed meeting them and talking to them.

Thanks also to WDTV-TV in Weston for running a story on WDTV.com about the workshop.

 

 

14 copies of Panther Mountain: Caroline’s Story signed and sold at Barnes & Noble Local Author Showcase in June

What B&N Local Author Showcase resized for weba great evening at Barnes and Noble Syracuse (Dewitt) on June 16th! Thanks to the friends who stopped by to say hi and have some books signed. Also thanks to Barnes and Noble Community Business Manager Nick Bennett and his staff for promoting and supporting all of us who took part in the Local Author Showcase event.

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Panther Mountain: Caroline’s Story featured on Teen Talk CNY Radio

In March, I was very fortunate to be interviewed for the online radio program Teen Talk CNY. It’s a weekly web-based radio show by, for, and about teens, hosted by Central New York teens. The hosts asked some great questions about how Caroline’s story became a book, why I took the self-publishing route and how important extensive research was to the process of writing historical fiction.

You can listen to the full interview here:

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Q & A with Newhouse Book Club,  February 24, 2016

Christy will discuss Panther Mountain: Caroline’s Story with members of the Newhouse (Syracuse University) book club at a noontime on-campus gathering.

Book signing, Charleston, WV  Saturday, February 20th, 2016
Christy and Kelly Renick Young, a Grose/Renick family connection
Christy and Kelly Renick Young, a Grose/Renick family connection

What a great Saturday! I was back home signing books at the West Virginia Marketplace at Capitol Market in Charleston, WV. I was so happy to see dear friends and family, and must give a big shout-out to those who stopped by, took photos and video, kept me, fed me and generally showered me with hugs and support!

 

Panther Mountain: Caroline’s Story featured on WSYR-TV’s “Bridge Street” in January

It was a real treat to join “Bridge Street” co-hosts Sistina Giordano and Jim Teske on the morning show on January 19th, 2016. You can watch the segment by clicking on this link:

http://www.localsyr.com/bridge-street/panther-mountain-carolines-story