Ann Hite

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Ann Hite is the author of the award-winning Black Mountain series. Ghost on Black Mountain, her debut novel, was one of ten finalists for The Townsend Prize in 2012 and won Georgia Author of the Year in 2012. The Storycatcher is the second novel in the Black Mountain books. Where the Souls Go, the third book in the series, was a finalist for IndieFab in the Historical Fiction category 2016, and Sleeping Above Chaos, the fourth book in the series, was a finalist for Georgia Author of the Year 2017 and also was a finalist in IndieFab in the Historical Fiction category.

Lowcountry Spirit is a novella set in Georgia's low country.

Roll the Stone Away ,Ann's memoir about her grandmother and mother, whose stories heavily influenced the Black Mountain books, was published in 2020.

She has also stepped way out of her box and agreed to write a nonfiction narrative about Lucille Selig Frank, Leo Frank's wife. Frank is known for his conviction in one of Atlanta's famous murder trials and his lynching after the governor, who believed in Frank's innocence, commuted his death sentence to life.

Going to the Water

Mama always said our lives were ghost stories—metaphors—to hide the truth behind.

And so begins the struggle Isla Weehunt—wife of wealthy chicken farmer, Scott Weehunt—encounters to keep her family buried in the past and her secrets well hidden. But plans, no matter how well thought out, have a way of taking their own paths.

Isla receives a call late one Friday night that rocks her perfectly crafted life. Velvet, her estranged sister of seventeen years, has died in what appears to be an arson, leaving behind a teenage son, Randal, and a tangled mess of murder and chaos. Isla never thought she would return to Nantahala, to the sweet, rugged gorge of her childhood. And taking her nephew into her life was certainly never on her agenda. The thought of conversing with her mother, devastated by Alzheimer’s, seems out of reach. But there are questions that need answering about Velvet’s death and hidden stories that go back generations. Isla’s life will change whether she embraces it or not.

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