Please join us on Thursday, November 21 at 6:00 PM for a special French City Writers' Guild meeting featuring historical fiction author, Christy Perry Tuohey.
Christy will talk about writing strategies, research, publishing, and her historical fiction novels.
Christy began writing historical fiction books in 2015 after finding a love letter, saved by her grandmother, that had been written to her great-great-grandmother -- but not by her great-great-grandfather. The mystery of who the letter-writer was led her to do extensive historic and genealogical research, which resulted in her first novel, Panther Mountain: Caroline's Story.
Writing Caroline's Story led her to learn more about the Ohio soldiers who served in western Virginia during the early Civil War campaigns there, and her family members who hid some of them on their property and helped keep them alive after one particular battle.
Her second book, Panther Mountain: Lydia's Story, traces the life of her cousin Lydia, whose family fled from Nicholas County, Virginia, at the outbreak of the war to Gallia County, where they lived until the war's end.
Christy was born in Charleston, WV and graduated from Marshall University with a degree in broadcast journalism.She worked at WSAZ-TV as a reporter and anchor from 1979 to 1982. From there, she reported at TV stations in Charlotte, NC (WSOC); Columbus, OH (WBNS and WCMH-TV); and Cleveland, OH (WUAB/WOIO-TV). She taught journalism and writing skills at Syracuse University from 1998-2015.
We welcome and encourage all those interested to attend Christy's presentation on November 21st.
This event is free and open to all.