Nancy Young

Nancy Young

Writer, Producer at One Willow Books
Author

Los Angeles, California

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About Nancy

Writer, designer, artist, producer, development professional. Author of six-time award-winning novel, Strum. Second book titled, Heart of Kala Pattar, nearing completion!

Strum: A Novel, winner: 2016 #2 Fantasy - Top 5 Most Read Ebooks, Library Journal; 2014 USA Best Book Award – Finalist: Literary Fiction; 2014 Independent Publishers Award - Silver Medal Best Regional Fiction (Canada East); 2014 Hollywood Book Festival, 2014 New York Book Festival, 2014 San Francisco Book Festival, and 2014 Great Northwest Book Festival (Hon Men - General Fiction).

Unique traits: Professional writer and fundraiser. Medical research. Multicultural. Historical fiction.

Loglines

  • Strum

    Strum Fantasy A soulful, young, orphaned, deaf-mute carpenter creates two guitars made of wood imbued with the spirits of his ancestors, setting off a time-travelling, globe-trotting tale of enduring love, loss, music, tragedy and personal redemption. 

Credits

  • CAN WE ALL GET ALONG? THE SEGREGATION OF JOHN MUIR HIGH SCHOOL

    CAN WE ALL GET ALONG? THE SEGREGATION OF JOHN MUIR HIGH SCHOOL
    Documentary by Arroyo Seco Films Assistant Producer “Can We All Get Along?: The Segregation of John Muir High School” is a 49 minute documentary following filmmaker & Class of ’82 John Muir High Alumnus, Pablo Miralles (“Gringos at the Gate“) as he questions what has happened to his once diverse alma mater and whether or not to send his own son to the school today. In the film, Miralles explores the complex history of Pasadena’s schools and the 1970 court order that created the first Federal desegregation plan outside of the south. Weaving stories from alumni, administrators, and civic leaders of John Muir High School’s multi-cultural community, Miralles illustrates the challenges and failures of California, and the United States, to promote well-funded and diverse public education.

  • CAN WE ALL GET ALONG? THE SEGREGATION OF JOHN MUIR HIGH SCHOOL

    CAN WE ALL GET ALONG? THE SEGREGATION OF JOHN MUIR HIGH SCHOOL
    Documentary by Arroyo Seco Films Assistant Producer “Can We All Get Along?: The Segregation of John Muir High School” is a 49 minute documentary following filmmaker & Class of ’82 John Muir High Alumnus, Pablo Miralles (“Gringos at the Gate“) as he questions what has happened to his once diverse alma mater and whether or not to send his own son to the school today. In the film, Miralles explores the complex history of Pasadena’s schools and the 1970 court order that created the first Federal desegregation plan outside of the south. Weaving stories from alumni, administrators, and civic leaders of John Muir High School’s multi-cultural community, Miralles illustrates the challenges and failures of California, and the United States, to promote well-funded and diverse public education.

Awards

  • #2 Fantasy - Top 5 Most Read eBook, Library Journal
    (2016)

  • USA Best Book Award – Finalist: Literary Fiction
    (2014)

  • Independent Publishers Book Award - IPPY Silver Medal - Regional Fiction (Canada east)
    (2014)

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