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January 27, 2015

Happy (belated) New Year! It's going to be a busy one for me with THREE books out and two to write, but that means more books for my readers!

First up is THE SOUND OF GLASS, out on May 12th. It's set in one of my favorite Lowcountry cities--Beaufort--and has a host of characters I hope you fall for as much as I did. I must admit that I miss them now that I'm done writing the book. The fall of 2015 will see the re-release of my first two novels, IN THE SHADOW OF THE MOON and WHISPERS OF GOODBYE. I'm so excited to introduce these books to new readers!

Looking further ahead to January 2016 will be the publication of the collaborative novel THE FORGOTTEN ROOM with fellow authors Beatriz Williams and Lauren Willig. Check out our facebook page here (@WilligWilliamsWhite) to find out more. Also coming in the fall of 2016 is book #5 in the Tradd Street series.

I'm going to be trying all sorts of new social media to interact more with my readers---so stay tuned! If you're already on Pinterest, Twitter, or Facebook, just click on the links at the top of this page to follow me (and Quincy). Yes, Quincy has his own Twitter account---you can follow him at @QuincyWhite2.

We've got a few more months of winter but I promise spring is right around the corner (or so I'm told). I hope the cold months find you on a warm and comfy couch snuggled up with a good book.

Until next time, happy reading!


Break Line

About The Sound of Glass
Available May 12, 2015
NAL/Penguin Random House Publishing Group
ISBN-13: 978-0451470898

On Sale May 12, 2015

The New York Times bestselling author of A Long Time Gone now explores a Southern family’s buried history, which will change the life of the woman who unearths it, secret by shattering secret.

It has been two years since the death of Merritt Heyward’s husband, Cal, when she receives unexpected news—Cal’s family home in Beaufort, South Carolina, bequeathed by Cal’s reclusive grandmother, now belongs to Merritt.

Charting the course of an uncertain life—and feeling guilt from her husband’s tragic death—Merritt travels from her home in Maine to Beaufort, where the secrets of Cal’s unspoken-of past reside among the pluff mud and jasmine of the ancestral Heyward home on the Bluff. This unknown legacy, now Merritt’s, will change and define her as she navigates her new life—a new life complicated by the arrival of her too young stepmother and ten-year-old half-brother.

Soon, in this house of strangers, Merritt is forced into unraveling the Heyward family past as she faces her own fears and finds the healing she needs in the salt air of the Low Country.


Her sensitive, precise and powerful narrative is an intricate weaving of a rich, unforgettable story...Her execution of the complex storyline of this Southern gothic future classic is extraordinary. 4 1/2 Stars TOP PICK
—RT Book Reviews

"From the mysterious events of the first chapter to the heart-rending revelations of the last, Karen White paints a vivid portrait of a family filled with secrets, strife and--ultimately--love. I adore Karen's stories and THE SOUND OF GLASS may well be my new favorite."
—Diane Chamberlain, USA TODAY Bestselling author of THE SILENT SISTER.

“A richly imagined, multilayered mystery where interlinked stories and unearthed secrets of a damaged family lead to courage and healing. Engrossing from beginning to end.”
—Beth Hoffman, New York Times bestselling author of Looking for Me

"Complex and emotionally rich, Karen White's THE SOUND OF GLASS will linger in the reader's heart long after the last page is turned. A gripping story, beautifully told."
—New York Times bestselling author Karen Rose.