Georgia Author To Discuss "Roots And Storytelling" At Eastgate Branch Library On Sept. 26

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Georgia author Janie Dempsey Watts will discuss “Roots and Storytelling” and sign copies of her novel, “Moon Over Taylor’s Ridge,” on Thursday, Sept 26, at noon. She will sign her copies of her novel after the talk, and also from 2-4 p.m. that day as part of the Chattanooga Friends of the Library Book Sale.at Eastgate Town Center. 20% of the profits from the book sales will go to the Friends of the Library.

The story is set near Taylor’s Ridge just south of Ringgold, and features Cherokee history, romance and adventure. Susan Gregg Gilmore, author of Looking for Salvation at the Dairy Queen states it is, "A Southern story of determination and hope, family and heartache, Moon Over Taylor’s Ridge rings true and fine."

The story follows a wife and mother’s journey to Georgia to settle her father’s estate. While there, she is thrown off course by overbearing and meddling family members and her son's fascination with a legendary Cherokee Silver mine. As her stay lengthens, her life begins to unravel even as she begins to blossom and make new friends. 

The novel was nominated for Georgia Author of the Year for a debut novel and a Southern Independent Bookseller’s Award (S.I.B.A.). Catoosa County selected the novel for its “One Book, One Community” read this year. More information on “Moon Over Taylor’s Ridge” and Watts’ other published works may be found at www.janiewatts.com.


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