Kimberly Brock is the author of the award winning modern gothic novel, The River Witch.
The River Witch is an Amazon bestseller and has been featured by both national and international book clubs and included in multiple reading lists. Praised by RT Reviews and Huffington Post as a “solemn journey of redemption, enlightenment and love,” and evocative of “the stories of Flannery O’Connor and Carson McCullers,” Kimberly’s debut novel was honored with the prestigious Georgia Author of the Year Award in 2013, by the Georgia Writer’s Association.
A former actor and special needs educator, Kimberly received her bachelor’s degree from the University of West Georgia in 1996. From 2012 to 2014, Brock served as the Blog Network Coordinator for national online book club, She Reads, actively spearheading several women’s literacy efforts. In 2014, Kimberly founded Tinderbox Writer’s Workshop, a transformative creative experience for women in the arts. Most recently, Kimberly served for the past two years as the Director of Festival Programming for the Milton Literary Festival in her hometown of Milton, Georgia.
She is a member of the Tall Poppy Writers, the only author-driven marketing cooperative in the U.S. that is exclusive to female authors who publish in a variety of genres. Her short fiction and essays have appeared in Psychology Today and Writer Unboxed, among other publications, and Kimberly is a bi-monthly contributor to the popular online writers site, Writers in the Storm, where she writes about the writer’s life.
Kimberly has served as a guest lecturer for many regional and national groups over the past few years, including The Women’s Fiction Writer’s annual conference, the Georgia Writer’s Museum and Reinhardt University, speaking on the creative life and Modern and Southern Gothic literature.
A mother of three and married to her college sweetheart for twenty years, Kimberly lives in the Appalachian foothills of north Georgia where she is currently at work on her next novel.
Spotlight Interviews & Guest Posts with Kimberly:
- The Many Layers of the Southern Storyteller: Kimberly Brock, author of The River Witch at Southern Spines, Books with Backbone
- Listening For My Sister at Psychology Today, Jennifer Haupt’s One True Thing, August 2013
- Thinking About Harper Lee: Processing What’s Under Your Writer’s Bed at Writers in the Storm
- On Writing: Being Nestless at Writers in the Storm