Georgia Author Historical Fiction
Kathy Wilson Florence is an Atlanta Realtor, a graphic designer, a commercial copywriter and former columnist. Her love for the written word began early with a class assignment in second grade that told the story of a day in the life of "Debbie Dime."
Affectionately called “Jaybird” by the father she adores, Josie Flint’s idyllic childhood in 1960s Atlanta is defined by her role as the oldest of the three Flint sisters and crowned with the presence of her grandmother, Annie Jo— the maypole that centers the Flint family.Surrounding their world, however, is the turbulent South as Jim Crow laws come to an end. As Josie’s school desegregates and the country meanders through new ideas brought about by the Civil Rights movement, a personal tragedy breaches Josie’s world and shatters that perfect childhood.
“The Three of Cups tarot represent the virtues of Strength, Temperance and Justice and are pictured together raising their cups in a joint toast, connected almost to the point that they appear as one.”
Three women: Mandy, a determined young mother, raises her son alone when husband Adam is drafted with the Army; Ginger, a lonely new bride waits for her husband Pete’s return from war; and Rachel, single and at the beginning her career, rallies for a new start when a high-pressured job gets the best of her.
Against the backdrop of the Vietnam War, their stories begin in the early 1970s and converge almost thirty years later when a long-kept secret threatens to undo all their lives. “Three of Cups” is the story of the unshakable bonds of female friendships. You’ll find yourself rooting for all three.