Nancy Hinchliff: Operatic Divas and Naked Irishmen - An Innkeeper's Tale *Book Launch*

Event date: 
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 7:00pm

Join us to celebrate the launch of Operatic Divas and Naked Irishmen: An Innkeeper's Tale with author Nancy Hinchliff!

ABOUT THE BOOK:  In 1994, at the age of 64 with no business experience and very little start-up money, Nancy Hinchliff buys a turn-of-the-century mansion in Louisville, Kentucky on a whim and turns it into a charming Victorian Inn. Through sheer tenacity, she learns the business while successfully coping with one mishap after another. The reader is drawn into this humorous and engaging tale as the author wields her way around cantankerous contractors, harrowing housekeepers, and no shortage of strange and interesting guests and events. Through her collected stories, Hinchliff gives readers a personal, in-depth, and honest look at what it’s like to be an inn keeper as she candidly describes her twenty-year journey of self discovery.

"For anyone who has ever thought about running a Bed & Breakfast, Operatic Divas and Naked Irishman offers a hilarious birds-eye view behind the Victorian curtains... with mouth-watering recipes woven through-out, the author shows us just how much you can do with a little daring tenacity in the face of a lonely retirement." —Katharine Hollister, editor, Beatdom Magazine

Operatic Divas and Naked Irishmen is brave, funny, entertaining, and educational. I loved [Hinchliff’s] wit, marveled at her courage and tenacity, and rooted her on throughout.” —Teresa Rhyne, author of The Dog Lived (and so will I)

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Nancy Hinchliff holds undergraduate degrees in music and education and graduate degrees in music, science of education, and special education. She is certified to teach English, music, geography and history. She taught in the Chicago public school system for twenty-five years, and in the school of education at the University of Illinois in Chicago. She has been writing all of her adult life-mostly journal articles, essays, and creative non-fiction-and has been published in newsletters, local magazines, and as a guest on several blogs. In 2008 she coauthored Room at the Table, a cookbook written for the Bed and Breakfast Association of Kentucky, for which she won their president's award. Hinchliff is now a member of the Burlington, VT Writer's Workshops and is working on her second memoir.


DATE:  Tuesday, June 13th at 7pm

LOCATION:  Phoenix Books Essex, 21 Essex Way, Essex

ADMISSION:  Free and open to all.

Event address: 
21 Essex Way, #407
Essex, VT 05452
Operatic Divas and Naked Irishmen: An Innkeeper's Tale Cover Image
ISBN: 9781631521942
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: She Writes Press - June 6th, 2017