Ann Hite’s debut novel, Ghost On Black Mountain, not only became a Townsend Prize Finalist but won Georgia Author of the Year in 2012. Her personal essays and short stories have been published in numerous national anthologies. The Storycatcher, her second Black Mountain novel, was released by Gallery Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster on September 10, 2013. Lowcountry Spirit, an eBook novella, is available from Pocket Star, also an imprint of Simon & Schuster. Where The Souls Go, the third novel in the series, published by Mercer University Press, was a IndieFab finalist in 2016. Ann’s latest novel, Sleeping Above Chaos, was a finalist for the Georgia Author of the Year Award 2017. It was also a finalist for IndieFab 2017 and nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Roll The Stone Away: A Family’s Legacy of Racism And Abuse was released by Mercer University Press in April 2020. Ann is an admitted book junkie with a library of over a thousand books. She lives near Powder Springs, Georgia with her husband and daughter, where she allows her Appalachian characters to dictate their stories.