Geraldine Powell lives with her partner, five cats and a dog on the side of Signal Mountain near Chattanooga. She has spent much of her life in the mountains of Tennessee and southern Virginia and has an abiding affection for the southern Appalachians. She also loves mystery novels. So it’s no surprise that her first novel combines the two.
She has been a waitress, a bartender, an oystershucker, and a bicycle messenger. She has sold encyclopedias in the coal fields of West Virginia and managed construction companies. She is an award winning ceramic artist and for a short time owned an art gallery. Now she and her partner operate an orchid nursery.
She brings this broad experience and an unusual sense of humor to her first novel, “Blue Ridge, Black Heart."
Blue Ridge, Black Heart is a fast-paced mystery-thriller that tears through the southern Appalachian Mountains with enough suspense and action to keep you turning the pages. At times the story is even roll-on-the-floor funny. The characters all have depth and substance. Blue Ridge, Black Heart is a fun read for anyone who likes a good mystery.