from author’s website
As a writer, Kay used writing to help her navigate a tumultuous childhood, followed by a decade of abuse as an adult. After working her way through the hard years, Kay emerged a survivor and a pursuer of peace—and finally found the courage to share her stories. She is the author of novels published by Lake Union Publishing and under her own label. Kay writes women’s fiction and historical fiction, and her books have fueled many exciting book club discussions, and sold more than a million copies around the world.
Kay’s work has been featured in Women’s World, Adoption Today Magazine, Southern Writer’s Magazine, Shanghaiist, Suzhou Sojourner, Historical Novels Society, Anderson Today, and Bedside Reading. Her books have been recommended on LitChat, BookRiot, Midwest Review, Inside Historical Fiction, Blogcritics, The Shawangunk Journal, and Between the Lines (Atlanta, NPR). Her works have been translated into German, Korean, Chinese, Hungarian, Czech, and Estonian.
As a rescuer, Kay currently focuses her efforts on animal rescue and is the Director of Advocacy for Yorkie Rescue of the Carolinas. As a child advocate, she spent a number of years volunteering in a Chinese orphanage, as well as provided assistance for several nonprofit organizations that support children in China, including An Orphan’s Wish (AOW), Pearl River Outreach, and Love Without Boundaries. In the USA, she actively served as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for abused and neglected children in Georgia, and spear-headed numerous outreach programs for underprivileged children in the South Carolina area.
As a wanderer, Kay has lived in more than four dozen different homes, on two continents, and in towns and states from coast to coast in the USA. She’s traveled to Mexico, Thailand, Malaysia, China, Philippines, Central America, Bahamas, and Australia. Currently she and her soulmate of more than 25 years enjoy life in their forever home on the banks of Lake Hartwell in Georgia, USA.
Kay has been described as southern, spicy, and a little sassy. Social media forces her to overshare and you don’t want to miss some of the antics that goes on with her and the Bratt Pack. Find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and then buckle up and enjoy the ride.
ABOUT WISH YOU WERE HERE:
Wishes in branches tied with string. Someone’s hopes. Another’s dreams.
Henry Harmon has been married more than sixty years to his bigger-than-life and talk-of-the-town wife, Greta, when he begins to see signs of a problem. When her diagnosis comes to light, he struggles to keep his oath of in sickness and health, and to do it alone.
On the other side of their small town is Neva Cabot, who many years ago put her own mental health first when she cut friendship ties with Greta. But Neva is the kindest of kind and has been the face of hospitality for their town for decades. Even so, it will take some soul-searching for her to be able to step up and help walk Henry through the hardest days of his life.
Janie Stallard and her two daughters have just moved in to the old Johnson’s house when they can’t make the next rent and will be forced to move out. Neva offers Janie a job and her family a safe haven while they figure out what they want to do, and Neva tries to figure out why they are really there.
Join Kay Bratt as she brings the latest book in the Wishing Tree series alive, featuring Neva Cabot, the owner of the Wishing Tree Inn and the Curator of Wishes.
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PRAISE AND RECOGNITION FOR WISH YOU WERE HERE:
“Wish You Were Here is another great addition to The Wishing Tree series. Kay Bratt handles the aspects of Alzheimer’s beautifully. My grandmother had Alzheimer’s before she passed away and I saw her in Greta. The slips in time, the conversations with invisible people, and even looking for people who have been long gone. Even the heartbreaking realization when Greta has a moment of clarity, knowing it wouldn’t last. I wanted to reach through the book and give Neva a big hug. Even though her heart broke many years ago, she still wanted to help. I loved the methods that Neva uses to help Greta. Janie’s story is interesting. We know she’s hiding something. Is she running from something or someone? The shocking reveal of why she is in Linden Falls was one I did not expect. I am looking forward to hearing about her story in future books. I highly recommend Wish You Were Here as well as the first two books in the series.” – Jennifer Lara, Vine Voice