Kim Love Stump, a local Charlotte author is releasing her debut fantasy novel, A Clearing in the Forest, targeted for sixth grade reading level and up. We haven’t yet had a chance to read this yet, but can’t wait to get our hands on it. We are hearing fabulous things, and if your child likes Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire, this should be on par with that. We’ve also been told there is nothing inappropriate for younger readers. Yay! Always what a mom wants to hear – especially if you have one that reads above grade level :-).
Kim is the ultimate Smarty mama. Originally from Asheboro, NC, she and her husband of 30-plus years and their family live in Charlotte. I met Kim years ago when she was speaking at a bible study that I was attending. She was the key note speaker and sharing some valuable truths with our group. I immediately could tell this lady was very special. She shared form the heart, but backed up everything she spoke with multiple biblical references. She knew exactly what she was talking about. I later learned Kim had her MBA and worked in finance for many years, but always had a huge love for writing and reading. I am so thrilled to see Kim pursue her love of writing in her new book, A Clearing in the Forest, the First in the Journeys from Ayrden Series. I can’t wait to read this myself although I might have to fight my 4th grader over who reads it first!
Check out these reviews of Kim’s book:
Exhilarating and completely captivating
Jumping into the adventure and life of Princess Adriana of Ayrden is at once exhilarating and completely captivating. A Clearing in the Forest had me ignoring everyone and everything in my life until I got to the end, and then I was so sad not to have more to read. I loved Adriana immediately for her bravery, quick wit and awesome instincts. All the creatures she encounters along her way boggle the mind. I cannot wait to see what happens in the next book! – Ali Hoce, Charlotte, NC
An enchanting, delightful book
When you read A Clearing in the Forest you will be intrigued as you accompany Adriana through amazingly inventive lands. In this first book of the series, Journeys from Ayrden, join Adriana as she discovers her strengths and weaknesses while completing her quest of her sixteenth year. A Clearing in the Forest is an enchanting, delightful book. – Bridgett Bell Langston, Charlotte, NC
You can come meet Kim and get an autographed copy of A Clearing in the Forest. Details below! Bring your friends and spread the word.
Meet the author, Kim Love Stump
Park Road Books
4139 Park Road
Charlotte, NC 28209
October 15th, 2016