PRAISE FOR HARD ROAD SOUTH
A moving portrayal of the emotional repercussions of the Civil War ... The author, with deft literary restraint, quietly captures the signs of the war's wages everywhere.
Scott Gates writes with an intimate knowledge of the land and the people who live by it. This is a gripping historical narrative from start to finish, one that gets down in your bones. A nuanced look at families and neighbors you won’t soon forget.
CALEB JOHNSON, AUTHOR OF TREEBORNE
Gates paints a sweeping portrait of post-Civil War Virginia that leaves the reader breathless. I haven't been this excited about a book since Cold Mountain.
SHERRY TORGENT, AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR OF THE GREENE ISLAND MYSTERY SERIES
Scott Gates grew up in Montgomery, Alabama, and has worked as a writer and editor in Colorado, Virginia, and North Carolina. His first novel, Hard Road South, was a finalist in the debut author category of the Feathered Quill Book Awards, and his short fiction has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. His second novel, Gone, the Redeemer, will be available June 2022 from Blue Ink Press.
Scott and his brother share perspectives on Southern culture at incidentalist.com. He currently lives near Raleigh, North Carolina, with his wife, Kelly, and their three children.
Please contact publicist Christa Leonhart for any media inquiries.
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