Author Archives: Karen Simpson
Why would Grace Johnson, a bright, African-American high school senior,save the life of a Ku Klux Klansman named Jonathan Gilmore?
Discover the answer as you join Grace on the unlikeliest of journeys in my debut novel, ACT OF GRACE.
ACT OF GRACE is a dense, fascinating exploration of the life and heritage of a contemporary young woman in a small town in Michigan. The novel reveals the history of racial intolerance and violence in the North. The plot focuses on issues of justice and the struggles many experience to achieve it.
Anne Serafin – The Multicultural
“Grace’s intimate narration and folksy-but-modern-Southern-down-home voice immediately pulls the reader into the story. You can’t help but like her: she’s sassy, she’s smart, and when her Nana explains to her that she is to be a conduit for their ancestral spirits, you know immediately that the right girl was chosen for the task.”
Marlon Edwards-The Speculative Literature Foundation
On sale now in trade paperback and e-book from Amazon and Barnes & Noble. If ACT OF GRACE isn’t in your store or library, please don’t hesitate to ask for it or order below! Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Listen to Karen’s recent interview with the Ann Arbor District Library.