Terry Roberts is clearly one of the very most distinguished Western North Carolina authors to have emerged in the twenty-teens. His very first book, the novel, That Bright Land resulted in the James Still Award from the prestigious Fellowship of Southern Writers. This is his second novel, and it won the Willie Morris Prize for Southern Fiction. His thrid novel, The Holy Ghost Speakeasy and Revival was a finalist for the Sir Walter Raleigh Award for Fiction. His next novel, My Mistess' Eyes Are Raven Black, is scheduled for publication in July 2021. This novel is set in Hot Springs, North Carolina during World War I when a hotel there served as an interment camp for Germans considered enemies.
Banner Elk, North Carolina: Ingals, 2016. 268 pages. Trade paperback.