Sunday, April 9, 2017

Announcing  June Book Launch
(talk/Q&A, Book signing)
Phoenix Bookstores
21 Essex Way, Essex Junction, VT
June 13, 7:00 pm

Come and enjoy an evening with
Author, Nancy Hinchliff
As she discusses and reads from
her new memoir:
Operatic Divas and Naked Irishmen: An Innkeeper’s tale

Saturday, April 1, 2017

  New Old Louisville Book
  Coming Out

"For anyone who has ever thought about
  running a bed & breakfast, Operatic Divas
  and Naked Irishman: An Innkeeper's
  Tale by Nancy Hinchliff 
offers a hilarious birds-eye view behind the Victorian curtains.  With mouth-watering recipes woven throughout, the author shows just how much you can do with a little daring tenacity in the face of a lonely retirement." -Katharine Hollister, Beatdom Books. 

This new book was written in Old Louisville, Kentucky about one of the neighborhood’s former bed and breakfast inns:  the Aleksander House.  In 1994 at the age of 64 and with no business experience and little start-up money, Nancy Hinchliff buys a turn-of-the-century mansion at 1213 S. First St. and turns it into a charming bed and breakfast.  Through her collected stories, Hinchliff gives readers a personal, in-depth, and honest look at what it’s like to be an innkeeper and still keep your sense of humor.  It will be available June 6 but can be pre-ordered at Amazon.  After June 6, look for it at Carmichael’s and other outlets.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

What ever happened to Margie? Her story: Chapter 11

Margie was my fist housekeeper/assistant. She was a great worker, but I had to fire her. Eventually, she ended up in jail. She was a nice girl who got mixed up with the wrong people. Even worse, she had two little children:  (Excerpt from Operatic Divas and Naked Irishmen: An Innkeeper's Tale.)

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Excerpt from Chapter 12: Robin

When she asked for candles, I lied and told her I didn’t have any; I was afraid she’d burn the house down.

Taken from Chapter 12 of Operatic Divas and Naked Irishmen: An Innkeeper's Tale
to be released June 6, 2017.  
Available at Amazon and other major book outlets. 

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Excerpt from Chapter 10: Rodney and the Boys

When I opened the door, he was slouching against the white wooden entrance way of my bed and breakfast looking like a cross between a Hell’s angel and a hard rock musician...

Taken from Chapter 10 of Operatic Divas and Naked Irishmen: An Innkeeper's Tale
to be released 
June 6, 2017. Available at Amazon and other major book outlets. 

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Excerpt from Chapter 4

"The second night, I was awakened by a man with a shotgun chasing a young girl down the middle of the street. She was screaming at the top of her lungs….   Whore! I’m not payin’ you a damned cent, he yelled, Get the hell outa here or I’ll blow your f@#%Iin’ brains out” (excerpt from Operatic Divas and Naked Irishmen.)

Saturday, February 25, 2017

MEET THE CHARACTERS IN MY MEMOIR: (all names have been changed)

#8 Allison (asst. innkeeper/chef)

Allison (whom I called Alli) came to work for me around five years after I was in business. She loved to bake and made the most wonderful cookies and muffins. She had been taking classes at Sullivan
Culinary Arts school for over a year when I hired her. Most students graduated within a couple of years but she had a double major in Savory and Pastry chefing which would keep her there closer to three years. I was pretty happy about that because she’d stay with me a little longer than most students.

Besides being great in the kitchen, she also was good at housekeeping and laundry. However, as time went on, she started slipping a bit with coming to work on time, etc. But I overlooked it because she was so good at so many other things and a big help to me. I could leave her alone and go away for the week-end and everything was still in great shape when I returned. And I trusted her. She stayed with me around four years, then graduated and left to get a full time job as a chef.