Meet Award-Winners Cynthia I Hensley and Karen M Cox

SFoB14The Southern Festival of Books (SFoB) is this coming weekend, October 12-14, 2014, and will be the last planned book festival Meryton Press will be attending this year.

We’ve had a wonderful time meeting people at the South Carolina Book Festival and the Los Angeles Festival of Books.  Now we are excited to revisit SFoB in Nashville, TN which was such a great experience for authors and readers alike in 2013.  This year, you can meet 2 award-winning authors who will be meeting, greeting, and autographing books.

Cynthina Ingram Hensley is the author of Echoes of Pemberley and it’s sequel, The Heart Does Whisper, both books follow the lives of Catie Darcy, a modern day descendant of the Darcys of Pemberley, and Irish riding instructor, Sean Kelly.  They meet when he arrives at her estate to be her riding instructor and the rest is a history of personal awakening and enduring love that spans two continents.  Echoes of Pemberley won the 2013 Silver Benjamin Franklin Award Finalist for Best New Voice, and The Heart Does Whisper was a 2014 Finalist in Romance in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards

Karen M Cox has published three books with Meryton Press, all taking place in different eras of the 20th Century.  1932 is a Depression Era story based on Pride and Prejudice about a young college age city girl whose family is forced to relocate to rural Kentucky when her father loses his job.  There she meets a rough around the edges farme who offers her a way out of poverty, but is it a deal she can take? 1932 won a 2011 bronze IPPY award.

Find Wonder in All Things is inspired by Persuasion and also takes place in Kentucky, but near the end of the 20th century.  Laurel Elliot and James Marshall find love one spectacular summer, but life takes them both in very different directions.  After several years of separation, they meet again when fate gives them one more chance to see if there is a future for them or if it was all just a youthful experience best left in the past. Find Wonder in All Things won a 2012 gold IPPY award.

Karen’s third book, At the Edge of the Sea, an original romance set in 1969 in the rural south, tells the story of Lizzy Quinlan, a small town girl with a troubled past, as seen through the eyes of the straight-laced itinerant preacher’s son. This book garnered two awards in the 2014 Next Generation Indie Book Awards in the Romance category and in Chick Lit.


This annual book fair is hosted by and will be held at the War Memorial Plaza in Nashville.

Stop by our booth (#3-4) to meet us in person, pick up a book (or three), and browse our book related merchandise.  We will be there on Friday from 12:00-6:00, Saturday from 9:00-6:00, and Sunday from 12:00 to 5:00.


You can also sign up to be entered to win one of 13 book prizes to be given away during the event. For more details on the giveaway, visit our site, or see us at the festival in Nashville, TN.

See you there!