On Saturday, July 12th at 2 p.m. Rose Senehi will visit City Lights Bookstore to present her latest novel, Dancing on Rocks. The fourth stand-alone book in her Blue Ridge series, Dancing on Rocks weaves through the network of memories, secrets, and mutual dependencies holding together Chimney Rock, an isolated community of 112 people tucked into Hickory Nut Gorge. Thousands of visitors stream through the tourist destination every week. But in reality, the people in the town have only each other.
The author of seven books, her previous novel, Render Unto the Valley, was awarded a 2012 IPPY Gold Medal as the Best Fiction Southeast. In the Shadows of Chimney Rock was nominated for the 2009 SIBA Book Award as the Best in Southern Literature. Senehi moved from Upstate New York in 1996 to Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, where she wrote Pelican Watch, Windfall, and Shadows in the Grass. She spent two years writing and researching the history of the North Carolina village of Chimney Rock so she could weave historically accurate details into this portrait of the iconic mountain community where she now lives.