JB Hamilton Queen grew up in Kentucky and now lives with her husband in Sarasota, Florida. An award-winning author of short stories and memoirs, she has contributed to magazines, such as Nostalgia Digest, Doorways, and Yesterday’s Magazette. She has a deep love for the south, and enjoys bringing her heritage to the page; the beauty of the countryside, the strength of those who live there, and the courage that dwells in their hearts. In addition to Dagger in the Cup, she has written Raincrow, Sweet Gums, Imminent Reprisal, and Masters of the Breed. She enjoys cruising with her husband and friends, target shooting, golf, deep sea fishing, and spending time with family.
Shug Yokem spins a daring tale of a young woman trapped in her mother’s nightmare of a marriage to a cruel stepfather who is out to get Shug with a vengeance. The Blue Ridge Mountain setting lends an air of mysticism juxtaposed a historical account of dark practices in the not so long ago annals of American institutions. Shug is resourceful, determined and brave, a strong protagonist you won’t forget.
Nadja Bernitt, author of Final Grave, a mystery set in the wiles of Idaho.
Former Kentuckian JB Hamilton Queen established a niche in Appalachian storytelling with her novel Raincrow. She returns with Dagger In The Cup, in which the author’s sense of place and the protagonist’s voice evoke the myths, mysteries, and magic of mountain folklore.
Madonna Dries Christensen, author of the memoir In Her Shoes: Step By Step