Author Tiffany Carby is a Kentucky native skilled in the art of storytelling. A journalist, columnist, and blogger who works in communications, she has a knack for narrative that keeps her story flowing.
Not all of her storytelling skills came from the classroom. Being born in Louisville and spending time in central and southeastern areas of the commonwealth, Carby developed a sharp ear for dialogue and an appreciation for the tales spun by friends and family from the South and Appalachia. As a Southerner, yes, she says “y’all,” drinks sweet tea, and shares a love of college basketball with most of her fellow residents of the Bluegrass state.
Writing wasn’t just a goal; it was a destiny for Carby. She wrote her first book while in the fifth grade—a story about an alien with a one-of-a-kind name, Orangepeachrumple. Though it didn’t circulate farther than her parents, she was hooked. Though publishing many non-fiction works over the years, She’s a Tiger Lily was the debut of her fiction work and beginning of her Company of Griffins series. Since then she has added another growing series called Mint Condition.
Carby resides near Lexington, Kentucky, with her husband, curly-headed moppet of a daughter, and two cats (only one of whom actually likes her).
Agnes Crawford, better known by her friends as Aggie, moves to the small town of Hazenberg, Kentucky, with one goal in mind: she wants everyone to know her name. Hopes of becoming a famous playwright one day, the green writer knows she has to start somewhere and lands herself a job at the local newspaper. The new columnist in town will head up the “Dear Aggie” column among other things. Aggie quickly finds out she needs to be creative to get the townspeople to ask for advice and trust her responses.
One early morning, Aggie runs into Hazenberg’s good looking butcher, Drake Corbin. Or, wait. Maybe he runs into her? Bewitched by his good looks, their meet cute relationship begins and starts the web of lies spun by the sexy slaughterer. As time passes, Drake’s darkness cuts Aggie like a knife and she unravels the secrets he’s hiding. Will Aggie escape their relationship unscathed or will Drake lure her right to where he wants?