CLEARSTORY RADIO welcomes author, Kimberly Brock into our virtual studio to talk about the Power of Story and her new novel, The River Witch. She’s been on tour all Summer long but takes time out to visit so put your feet up, pull over, or keep driving and join us for a special show that takes us to the water, to memory, to healing, to forgiveness, and the mystical places life takes us to find ourselves again.
” 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
Kimberly Brock is the author of THE RIVER WITCH.
Her short fiction is included in SUMMER IN MOSSY CREEK, and the forthcoming SWEETER THAN TEA, to be released in May of 2012.
Kimberly grew up in the soft blue hills of north Georgia in a 1912 farmhouse, playing in secret closets under the stairs, daydreaming beneath towering oaks, and surrounded by countless litters of kittens, calves, every stray dog dropped off at the nearby crossroads (there was an ongoing ugly dog contest) and the occasional goat. The writing bug bit in fourth grade with her first novel, which her mother typed and enhanced greatly. She enjoyed acclaim in fifth grade when her poem was chosen for special mention by the Georgia Poetry Society and she was honored with the chance to read for the members in Atlanta while her father genially sipped tea. Throughout school, she haunted the library and in high school and college, discovered a love for theater, all of which fostered a great love of storytelling.
She holds a degree in education and formerly taught in a multi-age classroom for severe special needs. She is currently working toward her certification as a Pilates instructor, none of which seems to have anything to do with her novels.
Kimberly lives with her husband of fifteen years and their three children, north of Atlanta where she is working on her next novel, preferably in a secret closet or underneath a big old tree, but usually at the kitchen counter.