Welcome to the blitz for Return to Taylor’s Crossing by Janie Dempsey Watts. This is a wonderful work of Southern Fiction – it being a recent winner of the Indie B.R.A.G. Award speaks to that. Read on to learn more about the book and where to grab your copy!
Summer, 1959. In a small Georgia town, dairy worker Abednego Harris, 19, not only stands out for his skillful handling of bulls but because of his color. When Lola James, 17, arrives to do day work for a nearby family, Abednego is smitten. As the young couple falls in love, racial tensions heat up, threatening their world. Will their love survive a violent attack? This is their story, and the story of four others whose lives are forever changed by violence.
Her stories have been published in magazines and anthologies including the 2014 fiction collection, “Broken Petals.” In addition to her stories in five “Chicken Soup for the Soul” books, another of Janie’s non-fiction stories, “Picture Hat,” is in “Project Keepsake,” an anthology published in March, 2014.
After living in California for many years, she returned to northwest Georgia to live near the family farm. She is married and has two grown sons and two grandchildren. When not playing with her horses at the farm, she can be found at her desk writing with her American bulldog, Bella, supervising. For a complete list of her published works, and more on horses.