by Angela Garrison Zontek

“One thing she knows about lies – once they start to stack up, they can topple over, crushing you under the weight of them.”

There’s nothing like small-town drama, no? I grew up in one — a place where it feels like everyone knows everyone — but despite the sharing of recipes, chatter, and church pews,  do we ever truly know our neighbors?

by Angela Garrison Zontek

The transportive element of historical fiction is wondrous, no? The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek moves us through time and place to an old mining town in Kentucky, where we see life through the eyes of a woman with skin a brilliant shade of blue. The last of her kind, Cussy Mary Carter is a strong young woman with a sharp mind and a tender heart, but when it comes time to fight, she does so with the fury of a wet cat.