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  • …spellbinding southern gothic

    " Kimberly Brock has an amazing voice and a huge heart; The River Witch welcomes the reader to a haunted landscape, authentically Southern, where the tragedies of the past and the most fragile, gorgeous kind of love-soaked hope are equally alive. This is one debut that you absolutely should not

    ~~ Joshilyn Jackson, New York Times bestselling author of Backseat Saints


Sacred Harp, The River Witch and The Bitter Southerner

I just about jumped up and down on my couch when I opened the link in my email from The Bitter Southerner, today! (By the way, if you’re not aware of them, get on it!)

My readers know the part that Sacred Harp singing played in my debut novel, The River Witch. It is near and dear to my heart for so many reasons and I wrote about it in a earlier blog. Read the blog on Sacred Harp and The River Witch.

So, I had to share this wonderful piece with you all because, honestly, I haven’t read anything that really caught up all the reasons and emotions and history — and just WAIT until you see the photographs!! – of the Sacred Harp culture. I am excited. Can you tell? You have got to see this! Read the feature on Sacred Harp by The Bitter Southerner.

And because this makes me feel like shouting, if you enjoy the piece by Bitter Southerner and would like a signed copy of The River Witch, leave a comment here on my blog (or on the facebook post I’m about to slap up) to be entered in a giveaway!

March 3, 2016 - 1:30 am

admin - Congrats, Lydia Sproull! You’re the winner. Please send your mailing address to my email:

March 2, 2016 - 9:37 am

Celeste Romero - Thank you for the chance to win!!

March 2, 2016 - 2:21 am

Lelia Tippit - please include me in your emails and FB, want to learn more about your works, life long Texan, but now living in south Mississippi, thanks!

March 2, 2016 - 1:32 am

Jo-Ann Mapson - So happy to be part of Readers Coffeehouse, and to read more of your work.

March 1, 2016 - 11:51 pm

Lydia Sproull - I’m hooked. I am fascinated by the role the arts play in the expression and discovery of spirituality in people’s lives. I want to find out how this is worked into this story.

March 1, 2016 - 8:13 pm

Susan Peterson - What a fascinating article! I had never heard of the Sacred Harp before!

March 1, 2016 - 6:56 pm

Barbara Barth - Love the post on The Bitter Southerner. Would love to go to the convention end of March. And, Kimberly, I need to read your wonderful book!

Join me at the Milton Library!

Kimberly Brock
Writers on Writing

KBrockheadshot4the river witchMoonshineWednesday, March 16th
6:15-7:15 PM

Kimberly Brock comes to the library to discuss writing and inspiration in our Writers on Writing series. Brock is the bestselling author of The River Witch and the recipient of the Georgia Author of the Year 2013 Award.

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Free and open to the public.

855 Mayfield Drive.
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