Crooked Truth Book Signing at The Book Loft, 214 Centre Street, Fernandina Beach 32034                                        Kristine Anderson May 27 11:30 Fernandina

Atlanta, GA: Kristine Anderson, author of the award-winning Crooked Truth, will be signing copies of her novel at The Book Loft on May 28th, 2021 from noon through 3 pm ET. Described as “a true Southern gem” by Daren Wang, author of The True Light of Northern Fires, Crooked Truth is a coming-of-age story set in a small rural community in 1948.

When Anderson went to a family cookout in South Georgia more than fifteen years ago, an elderly relative told her a disturbing story about a local boy born in the early 1930s with Down Syndrome. As she jotted down notes on a napkin, the story took hold of her. She couldn’t forget it since she had worked with a student with Down Syndrome in a school in metropolitan Atlanta. After she retired, she developed those notes into a prize-winning manuscript, honored by Mercer University Press with the 2018 Ferrol Sams Award as the best work “that speaks to the human condition in a Southern context.”  The novel was released by Mercer in the fall, 2020.

Anderson, a former teacher and freelance writer, was nominated for the 2021 Georgia Author of the Year for a Debut Novel. The Georgia Author of the Year Awards are the oldest literary awards in the Southeast. The winner will be announced on June 12th, 2021 on Facebook Live. Crooked Truth was also nominated for the 2021 Willie Morris Southern Fiction Award. The winner will be announced in October 2021 and will receive a $10,000 prize.

For additional information about the book signing, please contact Kayli Quirk, at or 904-261-8991. Crooked Truth is available in paperback and e-book on Amazon and Mercer University Press.

About Kristine F. Anderson

Kristine F. Anderson earned a Ph.D. in Communicative Arts from Georgia State University. She has worked as a freelance writer for national newspapers and magazines and taught high school English. She has also taught courses at Shorter College and Southern Polytechnic State University, now part of Kennesaw State University.