Moon Over Taylor's Ridge
Avie Williams Cole has a mission: take a quick trip to Georgia to settle her father's estate. Too busy to go, her attorney husband, Michael, sends her off with their asthmatic son, Joseph, to keep her company. In tiny Taylor's Crossing, Avie settles in but is soon thrown off course by overbearing and meddling family members and her son's fascination with a legendary Cherokee Silver mine. Their search for the silver mine leads her up to Taylor's Ridge and to a new friend, Will. As her stay lengthens, her life begins to unravel even as she begins to blossom and make new friends. For the first time in her life, she must learn to stand on her own and find her way. What will she do about her marriage, and her new love? And how can she hold on to the red land she cherishes?
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."
About Janie Dempsey Watts (Chattanooga, Tennessee Author)
Curiosity may have killed the cat, but in Janie’s case led to a writing career. After receiving her B.A. in journalism from U. C. Berkeley, she wrote for newspapers and television before turning to fiction. She enjoys creating stories and sees this peculiar occupation as a chance to bring order to a chaotic world, and of course as a good reason to eavesdrop in order to write dialogue.
In addition to her new children’s picture book, Pap Pap Goes to Paris, Janie authored two novels set in the South, Moon Over Taylor's Ridge, nominated for Georgia Author of the Year, and Return to Taylor's Crossing, an Indie B.R.A.G. Medallion honoree and third place winner in the Frank Yerby Literary Competition. She also published a short story collection, Mothers, Sons, Beloveds, and Other Strangers.
After living in California for many years, Janie returned to her native South. She now lives in North Georgia near her family farm and Taylor’s Ridge, a real place featured in her two novels.