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Thu, Mar 21


Plenty Downtown Bookshop

Author Event: Kimberly Nixon

Meet Tennessee author Kimberly Nixon, who brings us "The Four Winds" mixed with "Blind Tiger" in this tale during Prohibition Era Appalachian Tennessee

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Author Event: Kimberly Nixon
Author Event: Kimberly Nixon

Time & Location

Mar 21, 2024, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Plenty Downtown Bookshop, 48 W Broad St, Cookeville, TN 38501, USA


About the event

We are looking forward to hosting this Texas author with the release of the second novel in her Tennessee-based series, Rock Bottom! Kimberly will also be appearing at Red Silo Books & Brews book club this month. 


Ruby has no money, not a single friend, and a shocking 1925 felony conviction for larceny. Though she encounters betrayal, she embarks on a journey to re-enter her children's lives that will test the core of her being as obstacles chip away at everything but her resilient spirit.

Deceived by men, caught between survival, career opportunities, and providing for her children, Ruby's enduring love and determination to rise above her mistakes resonates with anyone who has yearned for a second chance. Threads of life in Tennessee during the 1930s and 1940s-the Great Depression, World War II, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Manhattan projects-add to her odyssey.

Set in rural Tennessee, one woman's journey from despair to redemption unfolds as a single mother, showing Ruby's grit in tumultuous times. Based on the true story of the author's grandmother, this biographical historical fiction novel shows us the enduring power of a mother's love, personal sacrifice, and difficult choices.

This tragic and uplifting sequel to Rock Bottom, Tennessee, will move readers of Great Circle, Go as a River, and The Four Winds with a testament to the enduring power of love, forgiveness, and the boundless possibilities of starting anew.

(In the first of the books, we see Ruby growing up in poverty on the wrong side of the mountain on her grandfather's farm where literally the sun didn't shine. The Appalachian setting isn't her friend as she searches for an easy life at the "tippy-top" with contentment and security. Two different men come into her life, one virtuous and the other rebellious. Ruby makes a series of bad decisions, causing her life to tumble into an unexpected outcome. Prohibition Era Appalachian Tennessee, set in the early 1900s, where setting and mountain community become other characters of the story. Based on a real-life tale of the author's grandmother, the reader gets immersed in Ruby's choices as she searches for worthiness and belonging.)


Kimberly Nixon is an emerging author of biographical fiction. She was blessed with a plethora of family stories, featuring strong, determined-and sometimes wild-characters. She wrestles these personalities into main characters in her works of fiction. She is a member of the Women's Fiction Writing Association, Alliance of Independent Authors, and the Writer's League of Texas. Kimberly lives in Austin, Texas with her husband Paul most of the year and travels for adventure when she can. This is Kimberly's debut novel. Visit her website for news on her upcoming memoir where she traces her father's footsteps in WWII at

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