Austintown author earns award

Austintown author Nancy Christie won second place in the Florida Writers Association’s Royal Palm Literary Award Competition for her short story collection “Peripheral Visions and Other Stories.”

Christie’s short story, “Pandora’s Box,” part of that collection, also was a finalist in the competition. The award was announced at FWA’s four-day annual conference in Altamonte Springs, Fla.

The Royal Palm Literary Awards competition is a service of the Florida Writers Association established to recognize excellence in members’ published and unpublished works while providing objective and constructive written assessments for all entrants.