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Guest Writer Series Presents Author Nanci Lee Woody

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Nanci Lee WoodyThe Sierra College Guest Writer Series Presents Nanci Lee Woody, author of Tears and Trombones. This FREE presentation will be held in the Campus Center, Building J, Fireside Room, on Thursday, April 7, 2016 from 2-3:30 pm, on the Rocklin Campus.

The Guest Writers Series brings published authors to campus for free public readings and discussions of their work. The Series is sponsored by the English Department and the ASSC. (Associated Students of Sierra College)

Nanci Lee Woody has been a college professor, an author of textbooks in math and accounting, and Dean of Business at American River College. Her first novel, Tears and Trombones, recently won an IPPY (Independent Publishers) award for Best Fiction in the Western Pacific Region. Nanci also writes short stories, and her poetry has been published both in anthologies and online. Her artwork has appeared in numerous juried shows in the Sacramento area and in the KVIE (PBS) annual on-air fundraising auctions.

Tears and Trombones, is about a kid who wants to be a musician against the wishes of his cruel, boozy father, is a coming of age story, a passionate love story, a story about overcoming odds, and a story of music of all kinds (The Beach Boys in Sacramento, Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison, Sacramento Symphony). Set in the 40s-70s, Tears and Trombones is a timeless story that follows a young boy as he navigates through the dysfunction at home to a seat in a symphony orchestra. “Imbued with fascinating insights into musical theory and the rigorous training and practice sessions required in the formation of a classical career, Tears and Trombones is a poignant examination of an unusual life.” —Literary Fiction Book Review. This book is available on Amazon.com and through the Sand Hill Review Press and Ingram.

The Rocklin Campus is located at 5000 Rocklin Rd, Rocklin, CA 95677. This is a FREE event, however parking on campus, is $3. Parking permits can be purchased at dispensers located on the parking lots. For more information, contact Rebecca Quinn at: rquinn@sierracollege.edu

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