Georgia author Kimberly Brock will be signing copies of her debut novel, The River Witch
(Belle Bridge Books, paperback, $14.95) at Fiction Addiction on Saturday, June 16th, from 2-4pm.
Roslyn Byrne is thirty years old, broken in body, heart, and soul. Her career as a professional ballet dancer ended with a car wreck and a miscarriage, leaving her lost and grieving. She needs a new path, but she doesn't have the least idea how or where to start. With some shoving from her very Southern mama, she immures herself for the summer on Manny's Island, Georgia, one of the Sea Isles, to recover.
There Roslyn finds a ten-year-old girl, Damascus, who brings alligators, pumpkins, and hoodoo into her sorry life.
Roslyn rents a house from Damascus' family, the Trezevants, a strange bunch. One of the cousins, Nonnie, who works in the family's market, sees things Roslyn is pretty sure she shouldn't, and knows things regular people don't. Between the Tezevant secrets and Damascus' blatant snooping and meddling, Roslyn finds herself caught in a mysterious stew of the past and present, the music of the river, the dead and the dying who haunt the riverbank, and a passion for living her new life.
About the author:
Kimberly Brock is a former actor, special needs educator, and native to the north Georgia foothills. Her work has appeared in the anthologies Summer in Mossy Creek
and Sweeter than Tea
. The River Witch
is her first novel. She spends much of her non-writing time enjoying her husband and three children and encouraging storytelling in all its many forms. Kimberly lives north of Atlanta, where she's made her home for the last eight years. To learn more, visit her website at kimberlybrockbooks.com