Author to be at Artist Market Friday, Saturday

Published 6:17 am Wednesday, November 9, 2022

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Nancy Naigle returns to Artist Market on Main in Downtown Mocksville for an evening chat with snacks on Friday, Nov. 11 at 7 p.m. (reserved seating) and book signing on Saturday, Nov. 12 from 1-3 p.m.

Her latest book to movie, “The Shell Collector,” is streaming on Fox, and noted to be a perfect fit for their first original movie per FOX News Media Executive Vice President of Development John Finley.

With more than 35 books to her name, Naigle is an author of romance, mystery, women’s fiction, and holiday stories. She has written for Montlake Romance, St. Martin’s Press, Center Point Large Print, Hallmark Publishing, Waterbook (a division of Penguin Random House), and Crossroads Publishing House.

In 2003, Naigle made the firm decision to pursue writing, balancing it, her position as SVP for Bank of America and life on a seventy-six-acre goat farm. Surrounded by the small towns in our area, life experiences,  inspired her to write something that could give another woman strength, a break, or hope.

Over the next eight years she was recognized in nationwide literary competitions, garnering finalists and first place positions. In 2011, she published her first novel, “Sweet Tea and Secrets,” a contemporary romance with a dash of suspense, which kicked off her popular Adams Grove series to be followed by The Granny Series and The Boot Creek Series.

In March 2017, Naigle’s Christmas Joy sold to Crown Media and Hallmark for their holiday season programming, setting the stage for an ongoing relationship.   Christmas Joy premiered on the Hallmark Channel, Nov. 3, 2018, with Hope at Christmas premiering Nov. 20, 2018. Signed deals for the novelization of Hallmark’s Christmas in Evergreen series followed, plus her original novel, “The Secret Ingredient,” which aired on Hallmark Channel as an original movie in February 2020, and “Sand Dollar Cover” airing June 26, 2021.

Her books are for sale in the gallery including Naigle’s latest, “What Remains True.” Her book, “The Wedding Ranch,” will be released on Dec. 6. Autographed copies can be pre-ordered at the gallery.

There is no charge for the Friday evening event, but seats are limited. Call 336-753-9000.

Artist Market on Main provides display space for more than 100 seasoned area artists and authors, including veterans. It is at 143 N. Main St. The gallery recently celebrated its’ fifth anniversary in Downtown Mocksville.