Meagan Chruch In Conversation with Joy Callaway

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join author Meagan Church as she discusses her new book The Last Carolina Girl with author Joy Callaway at an in-person event on Tuesday, February 28, 2023, at 7 pm.

 

We want to celebrate Meagan Church and her new book, The Last Carolina Girl, with an in-person event at 7 pm on Tuesday, February 28, 2023. You will be able to purchase the book and have it signed by the author.

 

Synopsis:

A searing book club novel for fans of Where the Crawdad’s Sing and The Girls in the Stilt House following one girl fighting for her family, her body, and her right to create a future all her own.

Some folks will do anything to control the wild spirit of a Carolina girl…

For fourteen-year-old Leah Payne, life in her beloved coastal Carolina town is as simple as it is free. Devoted to her lumberjack father and running through the wilds where the forest meets the shore, Leah’s country life is as natural as the Loblolly pines that rise to greet the Southern sky.

When an accident takes her father’s life, Leah is wrenched from her small community and cast into a family of strangers with a terrible secret. Separated from her only home, Leah is kept apart from the family and forced to act as a helpmate for the well-to-do household. When a moment of violence and prejudice thrusts Leah into the center of the state’s shameful darkness, she must fight for her own future against a world that doesn’t always value the wild spirit of a Carolina girl.

Set in 1935 against the very real backdrop of a recently formed state eugenics board, The Last Carolina Girl is a powerful and heart-wrenching story of fierce strength, forgotten history, autonomy, and the places and people we ultimately call home.

 

Author Bio:

Meagan Church writes to explore the truths and nuances of who we are. But mostly she writes because she’s compelled to unearth overlooked stories. Her historical fiction chronicles the plight and fight of unheard voices of the past. After receiving a B.A. in English from Indiana University, Meagan built a career as a storyteller and freelance writer for brands, blogs and organizations. A Midwesterner by birth, she now lives in North Carolina with her high school sweetheart, three children and a plethora of pets.

Meagan Church is the author of The Last Carolina Girl, an historical fiction novel coming from Sourcebooks on February 28, 2023. After receiving a B.A. in English from Indiana University, Meagan built a career as a storyteller and freelance writer for brands, blogs and organizations. A Midwesterner by birth, she now lives in North Carolina with her high school sweetheart, three children and a plethora of pets.

 

Moderator Bio: 

Joy Callaway’s love of storytelling is a direct result of her parents’ insistence that she read books or write stories instead of watching TV. Her interest in family history was fostered by her relatives’ habit of recounting tales of ancestors’ lives. Joy is a full-time mom and writer. She formerly served as a marketing director for a wealth management company. She holds a B.A. in Journalism and Public Relations from Marshall University and an M.M.C. in Mass Communication from the University of South Carolina. She resides in Charlotte, NC with her husband, John, and her children, Alevia and John.

 

 

 

 

Event date: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2023 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
4139 Park Road
Charlotte, NC 28209
The Last Carolina Girl: A Novel By Meagan Church Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781728257150
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Sourcebooks Landmark - February 28th, 2023

The Last Carolina Girl: A Novel By Meagan Church Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781728278049
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Sourcebooks Landmark - February 28th, 2023