This week will see the launch of Searching for Jimmy Page by Christy Hallberg. This is a book I reviewed a while ago. Read my review here. Below you can watch a video promo for the book:
Message from Christy Hallberg:
Find out more about the novel, preorder, read reviews/blurbs, listen to podcasts on which I’ve been featured, check out my blog posts, and find out where I’ll be giving readings at my website: www.christyalexanderhallberg.com.
I was just featured on NPR/Blue Ridge Public Radio! Have a listen: https://www.bpr.org/post/while-searching-jimmy-page-foot-and-paper-christy-hallberg-grew-author#stream/0
One more FYI: My first reading will be at NYC’s famed KGB Bar/Red Room on October 21 at 7:00 p.m.! I’m so excited. If any of you live in the NYC area, please come by. I’d love to meet you.
Searching For Jimmy Page
The unraveling of eighteen-year-old Luna Kane’s haunted past begins in the winter of 1988, when her dying great-grandfather, a self-proclaimed faith healer, claims he hears phantom owls crying in the night.
“Them owls, like music. Can you hear the music?” he implores her in his final moments, triggering Luna’s repressed memory of her dead mother’s obsession with Jimmy Page, Led Zeppelin’s legendary guitar wizard. Desperate to learn the truth about her mother’s suicide, to tease fact from family lore in order to weave her own personal narrative, Luna embarks on a pilgrimage from her family’s farm in the pines of eastern North Carolina to England, to search for the man whose music her mother held sacred, Jimmy Page.
About the Author
Christy Alexander Hallberg is the author of the novel Searching for Jimmy Page, forthcoming October 2021 from Livingston Press. She is a Teaching Professor of English at East Carolina University, where she earned her BS and MA in English. She received her MFA in Creative Writing (Fiction) from Goddard College. She is Senior Associate Editor of North Carolina Literary Review and a former editor of #FridayFlash at Litro USA. Her short fiction, creative nonfiction, book reviews, and interviews have appeared in such journals as North Carolina Literary Review, The Main Street Rag, Fiction Southeast, Riggwelter, Deep South Magazine, Eclectica, Litro magazine, STORGY Magazine, Entropy, storySouth, Still: The Journal, and Concho River Review. Her flash story “Aperture” was chosen Story of the Month by Fiction Southeast for October 2020. The editors of the Best Small Fictions anthology series chose it for inclusion in their 2021 issue.