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About Kimberly

KBrockheadshot4Kimberly Brock is the author of the classic southern gothic novel, The River Witch. The award winning novel 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 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 the past two years as the Director of Festival Programming for the Milton Literary Festival, in her hometown of Milton, Georgia.

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. She is a member of the Tall Poppy Writers, a community of writing professionals connecting authors with each other and with readers.

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.

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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


Author Interview at Foxtale Book Shoppe in Woodstock, GA with Jackie Cooper of Huffington Post:

Author Reading from THE RIVER WITCH at Lemuria Books, Jackson, MS.

December 24, 2012 - 6:04 pm

Claire - I’m so proud of you mom:)

December 7, 2012 - 11:06 pm

Kimberly Hays de Muga - Kimberly,

I re-connected with Nicki Salcedo today, and mentioned that I really enjoyed The River Witch. And, of course, you have a truly fabulous first name–but I guess you already knew that.

Kimberly Hays de Muga

May 11, 2012 - 6:23 pm

admin - Thanks!

May 11, 2012 - 6:15 pm

J.D. Begin - Great site, Kimberly! I like the design and ease of navigation. Well done!

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