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Christie Nelson

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Christie Nelson is a Marin County novelist and short story writer. Born and raised in San Francisco, her most treasured childhood possession was her West Portal library card. As a teenager, she traveled by walking, riding buses, streetcars, and cable cars, inhaling the scents of the street, watching the people, and inventing stories. She graduated from Dominican University where the beauty of Marin County and the majesty of Mt. Tamalpais instantly captivated her. She and her husband live in the Brewmeister’s house of the former San Rafael Brewery, circa 1880.

Her two novels, Woodacre and Dreaming Mill Valley, and limited edition memoir, My Moveable Feast, reflect her fascination and love of place. One part of her wanted to travel, another p
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Christie Nelson was asked to guest blog on New York Times Best-Selling author, Caroline Leavitt's blogsite about bookmaking, and how that helped her writing process. This is Christie's article as it appeared on http://CarolineLeavittville.blogspot.com.


What’s a writer doing at Art Camp? I pondered that question as we traveled up the Sierra Nevada Mountains, crossed Quincy’s wide meadows, and... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 23, 2012 13:17 • 107 views • Tags: bookmaking, christie-nelson, feather-river-art-camp, letterpress
Average rating: 3.97 · 30 ratings · 16 reviews · 4 distinct works
Beautiful Illusion

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Dreaming Mill Valley

3.80 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 2012 — 3 editions
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Woodacre

3.71 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 1998 — 4 editions
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Beautiful Illusion: A Novel

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