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Katie Shands

Katie Shands

Katie studied journalism in college and worked as a broadcast news producer after graduation. Her first novel Finding Franklin won a Janice Keck Literary Award and was published in early 2018.

Robert Hicks

Robert Hicks

Robert Hicks is the author of the New York Times Bestseller, The Widow of the South and resides in Franklin, TN.

The Widow Of The South
The Orphan Mother
A Separate Country
Karen Kingsbury

Karen Kingsbury

Karen Kingsbury, #1 New York Times bestselling novelist, is America’s favorite inspirational storyteller, with more than twenty-five million copies of her award-winning books in print. Karen lives in Tennessee near five of their adult children.

Someone Like You
The Bridge
Margie Gould Thessin

Margie Gould Thessin

In 2008 Thessin also became a first-time author with “Ghosts of Franklin: Tennessee’s Most Haunted Town,” a book of ghost stories that expands on Franklin On Foot’s Haunted Franklin tour.

Ghosts Of Franklin
Tony Turnbow

Tony L. Turnbow

Tony L. Turnbow has studied the history of the Old Natchez Trace for more than 30 years. He practices law in Franklin, Tennessee.

Hardened To Hickory