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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

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

When the River Meets the Sea

I’ve just finished revisions on my novel and my thoughts are very focused on the magic that brings themes together, the essence of the human story, actually. We’re all in this together, connected, eternally changing and learning and growing, and still ever the same. There is wonder in being part of something larger than ourselves, and comfort in the cycle of all living things.

Christmas decorations are up and I’ve been baking up a storm. But today I put on my favorite Christmas album to find a little peace in the middle of all the activity. It’s nearly seventy degrees outside in north Georgia, and a murky morning, but I’m drinking my coffee and feeling tucked in a warm cocoon in the soft glow of my Christmas lights.

It’s corny, I know. But that’s why I love it. So I’m sharing a song with you today and I hope you’ll take a minute to listen and ponder the words and what they mean in your own lives. Because I find that after all my hard work and hours of searching, it turns out maybe the Muppets knew what the season — and the story — were about, all along.

Merry Christmas.

When The River Meets the Sea

December 22, 2011 - 2:25 pm

kathryn magendie - what a beautiful and lovely post – *smiling warmly* now I’ll go listen to the music.

December 22, 2011 - 2:27 pm

Kimberly Brock - Thanks, Kat! Merry Christmas, sweet girl.

December 22, 2011 - 2:56 pm

Melissa Crytzer Fry - Oh, Kimberly … this is just what I needed to hear today. The song is magical (so, so long since I’ve heard ANY John Denver). Obviously the song speaks to my nature-loving sensibilities, but you also bring up such a good point about the confluence of ideas, the magic that IS writing. So happy your edits went well and cannot wait to see The River Witch in my own happy hands. Merry Christmas.

December 22, 2011 - 2:59 pm

Kimberly Brock - Don’t you find that song touching? Every year, I look forward to listening to the simple wisdom in those lyrics. It really goes a long way in centering my thoughts in the holiday rush. It’s a prayer, I think. And a promise. A good way to approach Christmas and the New Year. XOXO

December 22, 2011 - 4:43 pm

mugshotsphotography - Love it!

December 22, 2011 - 10:24 pm

Karen Babb - I think that John and the Muppets would feel very good that their message continues to be shared. Always brought peace to my heart!!!
Love you to the moon and back,
Mom

December 27, 2011 - 10:02 pm

erikamarks - I am FINALLY getting to savor this post and the song–how did you know? There aren’t words for how much I adore John Denver and this album with the Muppets always puts me right. There is so much to think on, so much to consider and be grateful for.

I know your heart is so heavy today, my dear. I send hugs and love your way.

January 16, 2012 - 4:34 pm

Jolina Petersheim - Congratulations on completing your revisions, Kim, and just in time for the holidays, too! I hope you had some time to rest and recuperate; can’t wait to read your novel!

February 17, 2012 - 9:33 pm

Jodi - Oooh! Dying to know the themes that came together for The River Witch. Share the secrets behind the craft, oh crafty witch!

February 17, 2012 - 10:35 pm

admin - Now there’s a loaded question! And a great blog post. But essentially the first inkling for this book came to me in the shapes of pumpkins and gourds in a magazine picture that caught my attention. They were full and supple and downright female in their beauty. My thoughts turned to those shapes and the ideas of harvest and fertility and bounty – how those ideas are powerful and sometimes threatening – and to the roles of those themes in the lives of women, from girlhood on. And then, of course, what happens when those things don’t turn out in life. Because that’s when it gets interesting — to see what we do with the seeds we’re given. What we can make of what we have. I think that’s the beauty at the heart of women.
What do you think?

The Needs of Other Souls — Sheila Deeth Interview

Sometimes a story comes along that immediately connects with us in a secret place. Some way or other, this author, a stranger, has found out your inner workings and put them on a printed page. Even better, when a story makes you aware that those experiences we work so hard to hide or deny, are universal. You’ll find yourself calling a friend or turning to a spouse or chatting online, because a door has been opened. It’s like we’ve been given permission to explore, to speculate, to share and to cherish that which, of course, turns out not to be so hidden or secret after all.

Author Sheila Deeth’s latest novel, FLOWER CHILD, is one of those stories; a brave exploration of the “curious relationship between a grieving mother and an unborn child who’s not quite ghost or angel.” The novel begs many questions. In the midst of such loss, do emotions distort reality? Could you let yourself believe the impossible if it could restore the one you loved? You’ll lie awake contemplating to what lengths you might go to preserve your own life, and whether you’ve known love great enough to lay down that life for someone else? Deceptively simple and poignantly effervescent, this gentle novel speculates over the limits of memory, the fine line between faith and fantasy, and that place where intellect fails us, revealed only in dreams.

Recently, Sheila said something to me in an email that I believe will represent the wisdom and unique perspectives found in this beautiful piece of fiction.

“Sometimes I think reading is a window into the needs of other souls.”

I couldn’t agree more, Sheila. I’m so glad you’re here today for this interview. Welcome!

What is your favorite quality in a person?   Trust probably. I admire people who are trustworthy, and admire them more if they’re also willing to trust.

What is your least?  Always expecting the worst is probably my least favorite quality–in others and in me.

As a child, did you dream of becoming a writer?
Once I got over dreaming of being a trapeze artist (it was never going to happen) I decided to be a writer. Somehow I became a mathematician instead, but I still had dreams, and stories.

Who/what influenced you to pursue your dreams? My Mum influenced me a lot–she’s always been my greatest fan. My oldest son insisted that if I was going to tell bedtime stories they had to be in a book, so I guess he influenced me to believe it was worth writing something–not that he’d dream of reading my writing now. And the author Jane Kirkpatrick influenced me–oddly enough, I “won” an hour of her time a few years ago and she told me I was a writer. Her encouragement helped me keep going when the rejection slips stacked up.

What is your greatest love?  My faith I think. With a Catholic Dad and Methodist Mum it was something I always had to think about, and it always seemed to reward the time I spent thinking. I love reading the Bible. I love science and math and history. I love words. I love telling stories. Oh, and I love dogs!

What is your greatest fear?  Rejection–that’s a crazy fear to have as a writer–those rejection slips do pile up. But rejection’s always been my greatest fear. Of course, I’m also scared of spiders, moths, wasps and other such things.

What is your favorite place? Anywhere I can curl up with a book? My Mum’s favorite place is that path in Yellowstone where you stand right on top of the waterfall–not a good location for reading, but it’s probably one of my favorite spots too. And the glaciers in Alaska–I saw them for the first time last month. And the Grand Canyon… How many answers do you want? The advantage of curling up with a book is it can take me anywhere.

If you could give a bit of sage advice to novice writers, what would it be? Keep writing. Keep reading. And never be afraid to delete something.

Where to find Flower Child:
Her website
Amazon
Smashwords


About the author:Sheila Deeth grew up in the UK and has a Bachelors and Masters in mathematics from Cambridge University, England. Now living in the States with her husband and son, she enjoys reading, writing, drawing, telling stories, running a local writers’ group, and meeting her neighbors’ dogs on the green.
Sheila describes herself as a Mongrel Christian Mathematician. Her short stories, book reviews and articles can be found in

VoiceCatcher 4, Murder on the Wind, Poetic Monthly, Nights and Weekends, the Shine Journal and Joyful Online. Besides her Gypsy Shadow ebooks, Sheila has several self-published works available from Amazon and Lulu, and a full-length novel under contract to come out next year.

Find her on her website: http://www.sheiladeeth.com

or find her books at: http://sheiladeeth.weebly.com

October 28, 2011 - 2:53 pm

C. Hope Clark - Thanks for this nice interview. I admire someone with a strong faith, and the fact you mentioned it as your greatest love, Sheila, tells me you probably practice it, too. And I love “never be afraid to delete anything.” Amen to that!

Hope Clark
FundsforWriters.com

October 28, 2011 - 3:36 pm

Sheila Deeth - Thank you Kimberly! Your review brings tears to my eyes! And thank you for the interview too. I’ve really enjoyed “chatting” with you over emails.

October 28, 2011 - 3:37 pm

Sheila Deeth - Thank you Hope!

October 28, 2011 - 3:59 pm

Melissa Crytzer Fry - Lovely interview, Kimberly (and another dazzling intro). Wow – Sheila – you are a woman after my own heart. Your favorite reading places are some of MY favorite places (Yellowstone, Grand Canyon). Would love to read among Alaska’s glaciers (visited Sitka, Alaska while doing client work and fell in love!)

Your novel sounds hauntingly beautiful.

October 29, 2011 - 12:36 am

Mary Russel - Wonderful job, Kimberly and Sheila.

October 29, 2011 - 1:33 pm

Kimberly Brock - Sheila, after reading FLOWER CHILD, I wondered how many people could say they’d felt the comforting presence of a loved one they’d lost, or been visited in dreams, or maybe had more visceral experiences. I know my family tells stories of their own encounters — usually tongue in cheek, but they are obviously cherished and mysterious memories because they come up again and again.

Did such an experience inspire FLOWER CHILD?

Anybody else want to share their experiences?

The 7 Links Challenge — A Second Look at the Best (and Worst) of Tales of a Storyteller

Last week I was surprised to be challenged by fellow bloggers extraordinaire, Jolina Petersheim and Julia Monroe Martin, to the 7 Links Challenge. Well, folks, the first challenge was to figure out how to link something to my blog. Yes, it’s true. I am lost most of the time when it comes to point and click. So, see those little highlighted names back there? I’m proud of that. Hope it does the trick.

Now that I’ve already broken a sweat this morning, here are my seven links — a true feat, considering my blog is fairly new and I’m just happy to be here, telling my stories!

Thanks, Jolina for such a sweet encouragement!

Most Beautiful Post: The Wonder That’s Keeping The Stars Apart

I was pleased with this post and found so much beauty in the legacy of this woman. The image of her, looking beyond herself and her world in search of something greater, moved me.

Most Popular Post: What She Would Have Said

I’d like to think it was because of my wit and deft command of language, but really this post was most popular because it was my first and many friends and family came out to support the new blog. Either that, or people liked the picture of this tough little woman.

Most Controversial Post: A Story That Seeps To The Bone — Alma Katsu Interview

Now, the interview itself may not be controversial. But Alma is one of a kind and that tends to turn hairs. Her novel may not be for everyone, it may be a tough read, tackling the darker natures of mankind, but that’s why I chose to celebrate her. She is a strong-minded woman who is a gifted writer and her work may make you cringe or turn away, but I guarantee it will also make you think.

Most Helpful Post: Endurance And Authenticity — Jessica McCann Interview

While all of my interviews are helpful, this post exemplifies what I’ve found most authors have in common — not only the kind of characteristics that I believe can make you a successful writer, but also a successful person. People like Jessica, improve the world.

Most Surprisingly Successful Post: Hemingway Would Have Bought Her A Drink

Apparently, ghosts and Hemingway and drinking will get you some attention. I had a good time sharing the account of watching this woman at the Hemingway Bar in Paris. Here is the seed of a story. She still enchants me.

Post That Didn’t Get Attention: The Band Played On

All right. I know. It was a sappy memory. But it was one of those posts that sneaks up on you, unplanned. And it made me cry, listening to that old recording.

Post I Am Most Proud Of: She Began To Sing To Me

I probably should have been most proud of the post where I mentioned my wedding anniversary, but that would have been a post about my greatest blessings, not a matter of pride. So, I chose this post, which includes the first excerpt from I’ve shared from my upcoming novel. If you know me, this is a big deal. I’m just learning to talk about my writing with others.

And now here are five other bloggers (boy, this was hard!) who I enjoy reading and who I now nominate for the continuation of the 7 Links Challenge:

Amy Sue Nathan: Women’s Fiction Writer’s

Erika Robuck: Muse

Robin O’Bryant: Robin’s Chicks

Misty Barrere: Writing And Research: What Have We Gotten Ourselves Into

Susanna Kearsley: Not-A-Blog

October 24, 2011 - 3:05 pm

MVFreeman - I like this. It made me wonder which posts and links I liked.
Thank you for this! ;)

October 24, 2011 - 4:43 pm

Jolina Petersheim - I am so glad you did this, girl! I love so many of the posts you wrote about (especially The Band Played On; it made me feel extremely sentimental about my family). Now, I’m off to read the one about the excerpt from your book!

By the way, I’m awful at technology, too. I blame it on my Mennonite roots. ;)

October 24, 2011 - 5:10 pm

Kimberly Brock - Thanks for inviting me! And I have no excuse for being inept with technology, except my wiring. :)

October 24, 2011 - 5:13 pm

Kimberly Brock - So nice to see you here, sweetie! Thanks for taking a peek. Hope you enjoy!

October 24, 2011 - 5:55 pm

Jessica McCann (@JMcCannWriter) - This is awesome, Kim. I remember reading (and loving!) every one of these posts. And thank you so much for believing your interview post with me was the most helpful. I’m touched and humbled by your kind words. Looking forward to reading many more posts from you for years to come!

October 25, 2011 - 3:56 am

Sheila Deeth - That’s an intriguing challenge!

October 25, 2011 - 2:24 pm

mistybbarrere1015 - See one, do one, teach one…Thanks so much for mentioning my newborn Blog, Kim. I’m glad you are enjoying it. Now, off to figure out the techno behind the 7 links. Free for a tutorial? You know I’m a kinesthetic nightmare.

October 25, 2011 - 9:16 pm

Maggie Hames - This is a great piece! As a blogger myself, you really got me thinking. And I love the design of your blog. Simple and elegant. Congrats!

October 25, 2011 - 9:35 pm

Kimberly Brock - Wow. I’m flattered, Maggie! Thanks so much. I’m really so pleased you enjoyed it! I’ll have to visit your blog now. XO

October 25, 2011 - 11:44 pm

Julia Munroe Martin - I loved reading all these posts and catching up on the ones I didn’t see first time around! (and thanks for the mention, you’re very kind!)

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