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Virtual Event: Nancy Canyon in Conversation with Cami Ostman, Celia's Heaven - Fiction!

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Sat, 09/19/2020 - 6:00pm
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Village Books is pleased to welcome local authors Nancy Canyon and Cami Ostman to the Virtual Readings Gallery! Order your signed copy of Celia's Heaven, exclusively from Village Books.


Join us as Nancy Canyon presents her long-awaited novel and winner of the Cygnus Award: Paranormal Fiction from Chanticleer Reviews! She will be in conversation with fellow Bellingham author, Cami Ostman.

It’s as if a large chunk of her heart was wrenched away in an instant. Celia’s twin sister died suddenly in a terrible accident. Now Celia is haunted by this dear sister who is gone forever. Moreover, the emotional distance between herself and her parents, the only family that’s left behind, is painful. From her hell on earth, she yearns for her own, Celia’s Heaven, where all could be right again. But the road to Heaven is paved with broken promises and a shattering revelation. 
Set against a backdrop of a nightmarish snowstorm, Canyon’s characters are put to the test, trying to survive the current situation that seems to have supernatural strength and the emotional turmoil they each face. Is peace a possibility? Is happiness and love too much to hope for? Celia’s twin may know something that will change lives forever if only Celia discovers the key to unlock her message.

“A deadly storm, a cryptic secret, and one woman who holds the key - only she's deceased. Will her twin be able to unravel the tale and resolve the storm? That's the question in this beautifully penned, dramatic novel. Highly recommended.” – Chanticleer Reviews

Nancy Canyon holds the MFA in Creative Writing from Pacific Lutheran University and a Certificate in Fiction from University of Washington. Her writing and art is published in publications like Cirque, Raven Chronicles, Clover: A Literary Rag, Popcorn Farm, and includes a book of poetry, Saltwater.  Ms. Canyon is a creative writing instructor for Whatcom Community College Community Ed and a Writing Coach for "The Narrative Project".  She lives near the lake in Bellingham, Washington with her artist husband and their dog and cat. Currently, she is completing a memoir about two seasons spent working as a fire lookout attendant in the 70s in the Clearwater National Forest. See more at and

Cami Ostman is the founder of The Narrative Project, a nine-month program that helps writers get their books done. She is also author of the book Second Wind: One Woman’s Midlife Quest to Run Seven Marathons on Seven Continents, and the editor of several anthologies.  Cami believes that words are powerful that we CREATE our identities with words--we tell our truths with words. 
She holds a B.Ed. in English from Western Washington University and an M. S. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Seattle Pacific University. She has been profiled in Fitness Magazine and her books have been reviewed in O Magazine, The Atlantic, and Washington Post

Celia's Heaven Cover Image
ISBN: 9780999804834
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sidekick Press - April 30th, 2020

Saltwater Cover Image
ISBN: 9780988811522
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Independent Writers' Studio Press - April 1st, 2014

True Stories: The Narrative Project Volume I Cover Image
By Cami Ostman (Editor), Rebeca Mabanglo-Mayor (Editor)
ISBN: 9780999804803
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sidekick Press - November 30th, 2018