A Gathering Misery
A family teeters on the verge of collapse, wracked by a despair as scorching as the Alabama summer. Deborah Ballard, on the cusp of adolescence, is pushed away by her grieving parents into the overbearing arms of the grandmother who has vowed to straighten her out.
Hers is a family rooted to secrets, whose demons threaten to shatter a veneer of carefully-crafted control.
It is a family tethered to a past that reaches beyond the grave.
Deborah is no stranger to death. A malevolence shrouds the women of her family, demanding a blood price from each daughter, generation by generation. Will Deborah be able to break the cycle of cruelty that mars the family name, or is she destined to be another pawn in the insidious legacy of Clemenceau’s daughters?
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Reviews & Updates
Rocky’s second novel, A Gathering Misery, won the gold medal for horror in the 2018 Florida Authors and Publishers Association President’s Awards.read more
A Gathering Misery launches tomorrow at the Alabama Book Festival! Come see me or grab your copy RIGHT HERE. Tomorrow kicks off a whole string of exciting tomorrows!read more
Curses! In my excitement over my new giant book poster, disaster struck. Trip…rip…gouge…blood. Band-aided and duct-taped, we’ll come through for the Alabama Book Festival! A Gathering Misery arrives Saturday!read more
Postcards are all ready for handing out and mailing starting SATURDAY at the Alabama Book Festival. Come see me there or order your copy of A Gathering Misery RIGHT HERE!read more
Been there. Wrote it. Got the t-shirt! A Gathering Misery continues the dark, terrifying saga of Clemenceau’s Daughters. It will launch this weekend at the Alabama Book Festival!read more
Rocky’s new novel is almost here! A Gathering Misery continues the dark, terrifying saga of Clemenceau’s Daughters. It will launch this weekend at the Alabama Book Festival!read more