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  • The River Witch

    " 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
    miss."

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

  • Georgia Author of the Year 2013
    The River Witch is available wherever books are sold

The Review Copy Arrives

I had to share with those of you who are waiting along with me for the publication of my first novel. Today the review copies arrived in the mail. Well, maybe I slightly accosted the UPS man. Maybe I even waited at the window and watched with great angst as he passed my house and pulled up my neighbor’s drive. Perhaps, I waited for a brief second before hurtling myself out my front door, across my lawn, through an ACTUAL blackberry briar patch, and onto my neighbor’s drive. I’m not saying that I believe I might have frightened the delivery guy with my wild eyes and unhinged laughter and lame excuses for peering into the open door of his truck.

I will say this. He handed me this very heavy box, real quick.

And I am happy.

**Not the actual cover, this is a mock-up. But oh, so sweet to finally see this story in print!!

March 14, 2012 - 7:47 pm

Julia Munroe Martin - I’m pretty sure I’d have behaved in exactly the same way — isn’t there a rule for proper etiquette when you’re waiting for the review copies, that the UPS driver looks at you askance at the very least? ;-) Congrats again, Kimberly!

March 14, 2012 - 7:49 pm

Denise - That is sooo exciting! Now that I have read the teaser chapters, I can’t wait to read the whole thing. Probably in one sitting. :)

March 14, 2012 - 7:57 pm

admin - Thanks, Denise! That made my day! XOXO

March 14, 2012 - 7:58 pm

Candace - Amazing! I would have done the same thing, it’s hard to remain composed when you’re so excited! Congratulations!!! Can’t wait to see it for myself!

March 14, 2012 - 7:58 pm

admin - Maybe they ought to include a special section on ‘Confronting the Frantic, Housebound Author’ in the UPS handbook. ;)

March 14, 2012 - 9:13 pm

Caroline - Good for you! Someday it’ll be my turn….

March 14, 2012 - 9:33 pm

admin - You know it will, Caroline! I’ll be cheering!!

March 14, 2012 - 10:26 pm

carole lawton - Ohhh, Birthing a baby has such sweet rewards! This one has many legs and I’ll bet those corners hurt a bit but on the bliss! Oh proud of and for you!

March 14, 2012 - 11:07 pm

Karen Babb - I knew from the moment you first pushed yourself into the world two months early that you were going to do great things! My only concern was that you’d marry some wierdo who would prevent that! My prayers were answered when Daniel Brock ask you to be his wife, even though the first words out of my mouth didn’t exactly say that! :-) You have always been a blessing to me. Almost a soul mate. You seem to always understand, or at least try to understand when my brain went on vacation or ran away screaming for awhile. And no need for me to mention the constant buying of the exact same things right down to birthday cards. You have lived my dream for me!! I am so proud of you Kimmie! Always have been even when we had to do things like fight fruit flies fighting over rotten oranges :-) I probably could go on and on, but I won’t :-) That’s not fair for a Mom to do! I’ll wait until you’re on something like NBC or ABC or CBS and they ask me for “just a few background stories” :-) Can’t wait to watch your star rise higher and higher. Me and Dad will be there to cheer you on, even if Daddy has to sit in a room full of blue haired ladies again having tea during an Atlanta afternoon of poetry reading. hehe

March 15, 2012 - 12:10 am

Jessica McCann (@JMcCannWriter) - I’m laughing out loud at this visual, Kim. So funny, and so perfect. I did pretty much the same thing, except I had to get through the front door without letting my two large, “killer” dogs escape in the process. My UPS guy is not fond of the dogs, you know. So he looked a little peeved that I didn’t wait until he made it safely back to his truck to retrieve my prize the way I usually do. He got over it, and so will your guy. That big box only comes ONCE in a lifetime!

March 15, 2012 - 2:13 am

Melissa Crytzer Fry - LOVED this story… and I’m afraid I would have been an even “scarier” character for your poor UPS guy. ha ha. You must STILL be beaming, even though I’m late to the party. Congratulations on the birth of your book baby! You deserve to be this happy, woman.

March 15, 2012 - 5:21 am

Hallie Sawyer - You are entitled to do whatever the hell you want. Tackle the guy next time! He’ll know next time to make sure he gets the right house. :)

Love ya and so happy that you are one step closer to publication day! Woo hoo!

March 15, 2012 - 1:09 pm

Erika Marks - Oh, babycakes–what a sight! We are so proud of you and The River Witch! (And I SO love that you hurled yourself at that man–no briar can come between a woman and her ARCs!!!)

March 15, 2012 - 1:48 pm

Audra - I can completely appreciate the excitement — such a thrill. Congrats, congrats!

March 15, 2012 - 7:53 pm

Girl Parker - Unhinged laughter. hahhaha! I’d have done the same thing. Congratulations!!! Too bad that’s not the real cover. I love the wrap-around style of it. Hope you’re spinning in your chair or sliding down the hall in your socks. =)

Fan Pack Giveaway for The Taker by Alma Katsu

Fan Pack Giveaway for The Taker by Alma Katsu!

On March 27, THE TAKER will be released as a paperback! And I’m excited to bring you Alma’s fabulous giveaway!!
THE TAKER picked up some nice accolades, including being selected by the American Library Association as one of the top ten debut novels of 2011. It also made the extended bestsellers list in the UK and is off to a great start in Italy following the February 16th release.
See. I told you. Creepy and intriguing. Alma pushes the envelope, so don’t expect a sweet, pretty love story here. But you can’t deny fantastic storytelling! If you haven’t already, go read my Interview with Alma. She fabulous!

In case you’ve been shut away from the world this year, here’s a quick synopsis:

“True love can last an eternity . . . but immortality comes at a price. . . .”

On the midnight shift at a hospital in rural Maine, Dr. Luke Findley is expecting another quiet evening of frostbite and the occasional domestic dispute. But the minute Lanore McIlvrae–Lanny–walks into his ER, she changes his life forever. A mysterious woman with a past and plenty of dark secrets, Lanny is unlike anyone Luke has ever met. He is inexplicably drawn to her . . . despite the fact that she is a murder suspect with a police escort. And as she begins to tell her story, a story of enduring love and consummate betrayal that transcends time and mortality, Luke finds himself utterly captivated.

Her impassioned account begins at the turn of the nineteenth century in the same small town of St. Andrew, Maine, back when it was a Puritan settlement. Consumed as a child by her love for the son of the town’s founder, Lanny will do anything to be with him forever. But the price she pays is steep–an immortal bond that chains her to a terrible fate for all eternity. And now, two centuries later, the key to her healing and her salvation lies with Dr. Luke Findley.

Part historical novel, part supernatural page-turner, THE TAKER is an unforgettable tale about the power of unrequited love not only to elevate and sustain, but also to blind and ultimately destroy, and how each of us is responsible for finding our own path to redemption. (Taken from Goodreads.com)

Now here’s the exciting part: to celebrate the paperback release of THE TAKER, Alma herself has offered up this amazing fan pack!

The pack includes a proof of the trade paperback cover, a spoofy wine label made for The Reckoning, bookmarks, post-it notes and a Reckoning pen, and a copy of the book. (All pictured except for the book.)

Now I know you’re scrambling to figure out how to win. All you need to do is comment below and leave me your email address. (I won’t share it.) This giveaway is for US/Canada only (No p.o. boxes)

And before you go, I’d love for you to follow my blog!

This giveaway will close March 27, so if you don’t win you can run out and grab it in paperback! Good luck!

AND…if that wasn’t enough! …

on March 13th, Simon & Schuster is publishing The Devil’s Scribe, a short story that’s part of The Taker Saga. In it, Lanny travels back to America to check on the house in Boston and meets Edgar Allan Poe, who figures out that this woman has a secret which he must learn. The Devil’s Scribe is only being published electronically, and will be available for all ereader devices. You can find out more about the short story (which will include the first chapter of The Taker) here.

March 12, 2012 - 1:45 pm

Monique - The Taker was a great story.

March 12, 2012 - 2:24 pm

Bobbielynn - This is such a good book. I’m lookIng forward to reading the rest of the series, when the next two books come out.

March 12, 2012 - 2:43 pm

Jen Hunter - My book club had the privilege of meeting Alma and discussing the book with her. She is a very warm and amazing woman! We are looking forward to the release of The Reckoning, and the final book. What a great gift pack!

March 12, 2012 - 3:00 pm

Candace Evans - I LOVED this book and can’t stop telling people about it. I lent a friend my copy a couple months ago and she won’t give it back! I would absolutely love to win another copy, even if my live for the story means I might lend that one out too! The Taker was my first adventure into historical fiction and now I can’t get enough. Have you read The Historian or Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter? I’d highly recommend them, too! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

March 12, 2012 - 4:08 pm

Lalaynya - You are an amazing writer and would Love the chance to read The Taker, I have heard so many wonderful review about this story. Reviews that give me goosebumps. Can’t wait to be amursed by The Taker.

March 12, 2012 - 4:52 pm

Melissa Crytzer Fry - What FUN. I absolutely LOVED, loved, loved THE TAKER. So the short story, The Devil’s Scribe, is so exciting to learn about. Woo hoo. Alma is, indeed, a master storyteller. One of my favorite books this year, no doubt.

March 12, 2012 - 6:18 pm

Matt Jones - This book is amazing! After reading it I became hooked! Literally, I’m addicted to it! I have read it several times. It reminds me of why I like to read so much. I even purchased the magazing, Portland Monthly, that Alma Katsu published her short story “The Wedding Party” in. I even have an ARC of “The Taker”. I am such a die hard fan. This is the best book I have read since 2005! Winning this contest would mean the world to me!

March 12, 2012 - 6:25 pm

Jolina Petersheim - This book sounds so intriguing, Kim, and I love that Melissa gave it such an amazing review as well. Consider it placed on my To Be Read list! :)

March 13, 2012 - 2:00 pm

Audra - Amazing giveaway!! Thank you! Thrilled to find your blog (gorgeous layout!) — I’m a new follower!

March 14, 2012 - 1:44 am

Natasha - I am so excited. I LOVE The Taker! So on the chance we are not winners… Is there a place we can purchase this COOL swag? Thanks!

~Natasha

March 14, 2012 - 6:45 pm

admin - Natasha, THE TAKER will be available for purchase in paperback on March 27, 2012. So you can buy the book then. But the rest of the goodies are only for this special giveaway! Good luck!!

March 14, 2012 - 6:45 pm

admin - Aw, thanks for the kind words, Audra! And thanks even more for the follow!!

March 15, 2012 - 7:32 pm

elisa - new follwer from twitter! ur site is really cool!

March 15, 2012 - 7:42 pm

Elizabeth Long - This is so exciting! Hope I win!

March 15, 2012 - 8:05 pm

Joy - Would love this ;) mill1(at)sympatico(dot)ca

March 15, 2012 - 8:10 pm

Marthapao - This books sounds awesome, I can’t believe I haven’t read it yet!! Adding it to my TBR pile right now! :)

March 16, 2012 - 3:23 am

Nancy Spitznagle - Loves The Taker

March 16, 2012 - 11:36 am

Alma Katsu - Hi everyone–thanks for entering and thank you for all the love for The Taker. Matt, you are a wonderful supporter!!! I will be giving out swag while I’m on tour, so come see me if you get the chance. The spring schedule is up at http://www.almakatsu.com

Kimberly, thank you so much for hosting!

March 17, 2012 - 12:01 am

Karen Babb - Since I never ever win anything I’d love to add this book to my library! Sure sounds good and if I don’t happen to win I will be sure to buy myself a copy!

March 18, 2012 - 7:46 pm

Froggy - I’d love to read this. Thanks for the chance to win

Froggy

March 21, 2012 - 4:47 am

Jennifer Willis - Thanks so much for offering this giveaway! :)

March 21, 2012 - 7:12 am

Constance - cool swag, love this contest.

March 21, 2012 - 8:27 pm

Amanda - How exciting, thank you!!!

Amanda
libraryofmyown at gmail dot com

Giveaway Results for Ketchup is a Vegetable!!

 

IT’S THE BIG REVEAL!!!

Congratulations to Laura Kay! You’re the winner of the autographed copy of Robin O’Bryant’s fantabulous Ketchup is A Vegetable and other lies moms tell themselves!!!

Laura, please send me your mailing address through the Comments page on my site and I’ll slap this book in the mail for you!

And to everyone else who dropped by to comment and subscribe, thank you! If you didn’t win, sorry. FYI, it might help you live with the disappointment if you click the above link and purchase your own copy. Just a suggestion, but believe me, it’s a book that will only make you feel good!

Thanks again!!

Award-winning Humorist Robin O’Bryant Preaches the Merits of Ketchup

From every street corner, from blogs far and wide, from rooftops and ridges, just about any place you look, you can hear Robin O’Bryant’s fresh new voice. She’s proclaiming the joys of motherhood with great wit and candor to the belly-laughing delight of those lucky enough to have discovered her.  You may have been introduced to her first through her widely syndicated columns and blog ROBIN’S CHICKS.

Now, her first book, KETCHUP IS A VEGETABLE, and Other Lies Moms Tell Themselves, is taking off on the bestsellers lists! If that’s not enough, this weekend she released a follow-up ebook, A SECOND HELPING: A Collection of Best-Loved Columns of Robin’s Chicks and guess what? It shot right up the list behind it’s predecessor.

Are we surprised? None of those who read and know Robin even batted an eye. She’s speaking for the mamas, saying what we’d all say for ourselves if we were this funny, or this honest. And she’s receiving high praise.

“With the humor of Bombeck and the warmth of a best girlfriend, Robin O’Bryant gives every mom permission to not be perfect. The chapter on road-tripping with three tiny children and a flu-stricken husband was one of the funniest things I’ve ever read. Pour yourself some “mommy juice” and enjoy meeting Robin and her “chicks.” -Celia Rivenbark, NYTs best-selling author of “You Don’t Sweat Much for a Fat Girl.”

“A book about motherhood that will make you nod with recognition, while simultaneously reminding you to schedule a hysterectomy.” -Jenny Lawson, The Bloggess

I’m delighted to host Robin this week and if I could, I’d send every one of you a copy of your books. She makes the world a brighter place with her wonderful perspective on the hardest, most rewarding job of all.

Welcome, Robin!

So IS Ketchup a Vegetable or no?

It is at my house, even though technically speaking a tomato is a fruit… so I guess that would make ketchup more like a fruit smoothie? *Gags a little.* Either way, it’s sustained my seven-year-old’s life since she started taking solid foods, assisted mainly by Cheerios and chicken nuggets. Occasionally I’ll make her eat something green– which she then slathers in ketchup then dramatically gags down. You do what ya gotta do. That’s what Ketchup is a Vegetable is really about: figuring out how to get by without losing your freaking mind, and for some reason it’s a lot easier to laugh at yourself when you realize you aren’t alone.

Who do you hope will read this book?

I wrote it for moms in the trenches. Because what we do can be so isolating that you start to feel crazy. I remember distinctly being in the grocery store in Savannah, Georgia when I had a two-year-old and a newborn. The butcher made the mistake of making eye contact with me and asking, “How are you?” I told him. And told him. And told him. Then I realized he was just being polite and that I hadn’t spoken to another adult in weeks.

I think anybody who likes to laugh will enjoy it though. My self-syndicated humor column, Robin’s Chicks, has a really varied demographic and I love when I get an email from a guy in his 20s telling me that he and his childless girlfriend read my column out loud every week. I guess it’s good birth control.

How did you get started writing?

I’ve been an avid reader and writer my entire life. I’ve journaled since I could write a complete sentence and throughout my life I have been told repeatedly, “You should write a book.”

I wanted to be a writer but I had no idea what to write about. I was good at expressing myself in words but I wasn’t creating new worlds or going all J.K. Rowling in my free time. Reading and writing were private passions until my third child was born. Three daughters in four years, it’s all a blur.

I was writing about my kids extensively, and sending out massive emails to our families because we lived hundreds of miles from home.  And I heard it again, “You should write a book.” (Please note: this doesn’t always mean you should and I realized that this was my mom and she might be a little biased.) I thought I might have an audience when my family members started forwarding my emails to everyone in their contact lists and I began receiving feedback from people I didn’t know. I started a blog and somehow convinced the editor of our local paper to let me write a weekly family humor column, which I’ve since self-syndicated.

The outline for Ketchup is a Vegetable, poured out of me. When my older daughters were busy playing I would pick a topic and write as long as they would let me. I found my agent, Jenny Bent, and she really helped me to focus on my writing strengths. After about a year and a half of editing, I had a book.

What’s your best advice for aspiring writers?

Do it. Just write. Write anything and everything. Read books about writing: Ann Lamott’s Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life, and How to Become a Famous Writer Before You’re Dead by Ariel Gore are two of my favorites.  There are so many great resources online. Join Twitter, there is a HUGE community of writers, agents and editors who are constantly on Twitter talking about writing and publishing. They are amazingly supportive and kind– and hilarious.

What’s your best advice for mothers?

The only expert opinion that matters is your own, everything else is a guideline. You know what’s best for your kids.

Savor it. I know it’s all cliché to be like, “They grow up so fast! Enjoy every second!” But it’s true. The laundry and dirty dishes will always be there, your kids won’t. Laugh at the sheer absurdity of parenting and at the curveballs your kids throw your way, it really is better than fiction.

Thanks, Robin!

If any of Robin’s answers struck a chord, drop us a line! Robin loves comments. You can BUY her books by clicking on any of the links or images above and you can follow her on her fabulous blog Robin’s Chicks for more hilarity or to see when her book tour might bring her near you!

And…here’s the part where YOU get to enter to win a signed copy of Ketchup Is A Vegetable And Other Lies Moms Tell Themselves!I have only ONE copy, so enter fast!

How to enter:

  • Make sure you follow my blog … Subscribe by Email in the sidebar or the RSS feed.
  • Leave a comment on this post by midnight on March 2nd.
  • I’ll announce the winner on my blog on March 3rd, so make sure you check back!

Important: If you enter the giveaway, make sure you check back on the 3rd. Winners will have 24 hours to email me to claim their prize; otherwise somebody else will get the grins and giggles!

Can’t wait for the giveaway? Here’s another shameless link for it on Amazon. It’s available in paperback and Kindle versions!

February 23, 2012 - 10:01 pm

Jessica McCann (@JMcCannWriter) - Hello from the motherhood trenches! Great interview, Kim. And Robin, I love your advice for both writers and mothers. You nailed it. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

February 24, 2012 - 2:36 pm

Tracy Minke - Hi!
I would love to win a copy! Sounds like a fantastic read and one all mother’s can relate. Thank you for sharing!

February 24, 2012 - 2:46 pm

Hallie Sawyer - Where have you been hiding Robin?! I feel like ” A Child Left Behind”! She sounds fantastic and I loved the interview. I am off to check out her blog! Can’t wait to read her book.

LOVE your site, Kimberly. It is like a warm cup of tea with a friend. The background rocks.

February 24, 2012 - 2:47 pm

Erika Marks - Hi Robin! Hi Kimberly!

Robin, I LOVE the story of you spilling your guts to your butcher–been there, dearie! I can just see the look on his face.

I suspect my mother (and others) might say I could stand to give a little more time to those laundry piles, but I live that motto of “enjoy your babies” to the fullest. Can’t wait to read more of your thoughts and spot-on humor. And a huge congratulations on the success of your books!

February 24, 2012 - 4:04 pm

Laura Kay - Loved the interview! Had me laughing, so I’m definitely going over to check out Robin’s blog! This book sounds so fun! Wishing you much success and I hope to win a copy!

Kimberly-I agree with Hallie love your site!

February 24, 2012 - 6:44 pm

Lori Parker - Great interview, Kimberly, and congratulations to you both on your novels. Robyn, yours sounds hilarious! I know many a momma who have earned some true belly laughs. Can’t wait to read!

February 24, 2012 - 7:33 pm

Jennifer Self - Okay so I know most of us can honestly say “been there, done that” we just don’t have the guts to ever fess up to it…and tell the world!! Kudos to Robin for putting her big guhl panteez on and telling the world!! I have never been a big reader, but I could not put either book down. Definitely gonna make it a point to meet up some day and share a glass of wine :) ))

February 24, 2012 - 8:19 pm

Erika Robuck - What a lovely interview! It sounds like my kind of book. Count me entered! :)

February 24, 2012 - 9:17 pm

Tracy Guebert - I loved your book and would be thrilled to have an autographed copy!!

February 25, 2012 - 1:24 am

Mavis Mason - Oh please let me win!! Loved loved loved this book!!!

February 26, 2012 - 6:45 pm

Kristen Czarnecki - I never read a book more than once and I have read both Ketchup is a Vegetable and A Second Helping twice now! I subscribed to Robin’s Chicks and laugh (yes…out loud) at the humorous spin she puts on situations that seem so simple yet turn out to be disastrous! I feel less crazy about the madness in my house and am glad there is AT LEAST one other person who gets the sleepless, thankless, peed-on, puked-on madness! Thanks Robin!

February 28, 2012 - 7:24 am

Melissa Crytzer Fry - Love your site, too, Kimberly. What a wonderful author to debut with your new look. My husband and I don’t have children, but I agree, Robin, the fact that 20-something kidless males are responding to you is testament to your abilities. And you’re right: everyone needs a good laugh.

March 8, 2012 - 4:26 pm

Jolina Petersheim - This is just the post I needed, Kim and Robin! Having been an official mother for eleven days, I have already brushed shoulders with sleep deprivation and been sprayed with my princess daughter’s mustard poop, which caused me to laugh until I cried. Thank you for the reminder that this time is fleeting and that some of the best writing comes from personal — albeit sometimes painful — experiences!

A New Home

Hello out there! I’ve been absent for some time and now I’m pulling a fast one and changing things up on you. Tickets please! It’s gonna be a wild ride!

Be patient and hold on tight. As the release date for THE RIVER WITCH inches closer every day, I’m juggling lots of stuff and learning new things and generally being yanked from my nest of writerly solitude in order to attend to the business end of things. It’s fun and it’s exhausting and it’s absolutely crazy-making, too! Really, everything is in transition and most of the links here are only for looks just now. So don’t expect this site to look anything like this five minutes from now. Or by tonight. Or tomorrow. By next week, you won’t even recognize it!

Or me, for that matter. I’ve got a snappy photographer working her magic. When she’s through, I’ll be a whole new woman…and this site will be ready for your stories and mine again!

So I hope you’ll stick around. I’ve got so much to tell you…

 

 

February 16, 2012 - 2:23 pm

Julia Munroe Martin - I love your new site! Beautiful! And I love your bio photo. Lovely! Can’t wait to read the book!

February 16, 2012 - 2:38 pm

admin - Thanks, Julia! It means so much to me that your following me. I can’t wait to SHARE the book with you! Check out the excerpt underneath BOOKS if you get a chance. XO

February 16, 2012 - 6:42 pm

Beth Hoffman - Wow … you’re new website is wonderful, and I love your photo too! I already have your book on my list!

February 16, 2012 - 7:41 pm

admin - You are too sweet to take the time, Beth. I can’t say how flattered I am and how much I appreciate your generosity. Thank you so much. I can’t wait to share the book with you! XOXO

February 16, 2012 - 11:26 pm

C. Hope Clark - Absolutely beautiful website, Kimberly. Snazzy and sweet all at the same time. Looking forward to your book!

February 17, 2012 - 2:33 pm

Jolina Petersheim - Absolutely lovely, Kim. I could look at this site all day–perfect blend of attractiveness and information!

February 17, 2012 - 6:38 pm

admin - Thanks, J! I did everything on this puppy except the logo and it makes me nervous!

February 17, 2012 - 6:39 pm

admin - Aw, Hope!! You GET me! Thank the Lord. I did everything on this puppy except the logo and it makes me nervous! XOXO
PS Did you see the Amazon Review for LBribe? ;)

February 18, 2012 - 1:01 am

C. Hope Clark - Kimberly

I just saw the review! So fast and oh so wonderful! Bless your heart for giving Lowcountry Bribe such a glowing review. I’m so honored. It still stuns me that people act like they like my “made-up stuff.” Thanks, girlfriend. Thanks so very much. One day we have to meet.

Hope

February 19, 2012 - 1:50 am

Caroline Ailanthus - Neat–it’ll be interesting to see what happens next, given the upheavals you refer to!
-C.

February 28, 2012 - 4:24 am

carole lawton - So excited about all this for you and for us…your fans and friends. Looking forward to everything. Carole

P r a i s e
  • " 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
    miss."

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

    "Kimberly Brock’s The River Witch achieves what splendid writing ought to achieve – story and character that linger in the reader’s consciousness. Tender and intriguing, often dazzling in its prose, this is a mature work of fiction worthy of the celebration of praise."

    ~~ Terry Kay, Honored Georgia author of To Dance With the White Dog

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  • "There is magic and wonder in The River Witch, but the real enchantment here is the strength of the characters Roslyn and Damascus. Their voices are the current that carries the reader along in this compelling tale of healing and discovery."

    ~~ Sharyn McCrumb, New York Times bestselling author of The Ballad of Tom Dooley.

    "With lyrical prose, Kimberly Brock explores the hidden places of the heart. The River Witch is a magical and bewitching story that, like a river, winds its way through the soul. In the voices of her wounded characters, Brock takes us through both the breaking and the healing of a life."

    ~~ Patti Callahan Henry, New York Times bestselling author of Driftwood Summer