Deborah Edmonds will read from her new novel Fires Creek onSaturday, March 21st at 3:00 p.m. at City Lights Bookstore. Fires Creekis a blend of murder, mystery and thriller set in a small town in the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina. Sheriff Harland Duncan has two crimes on his hands. The first involves the unauthorized burial of a newborn child in a graveyard with connections to the building of the Great Fontana Dam. The grave looks to be hand dug and it appeared overnight. Deputy Racheal Dehart is on the case to have a proper burial for the child. That same evening, a young teacher, Emily Davis goes missing and her car and belongings are found on the highway by her boyfriend. Edmonds is from the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina and was influenced by her great- grandmother and grandmother who worked as midwives. She enjoys hiking to waterfalls, watching sunsets, and listening to local elders tell stories. Edmonds has also written poetry throughout her childhood and adulthood. Following the reading, Edmonds will be signing and copies of her book will be available for purchase.