Kirk is the author of numerous books, short stories, essays, and poems. The Bond, the first book in a fantasy trilogy, will be released by Blue Crow Publishing in December 2018. Kirk’s short story, “Love is a Wild Creature,” is included in Blue Crow’s Wicked South YA anthology due out in October 2018. Kirk has also published two non-fiction books. She teaches human rights at Duke University.
For good or ill—on the page or in life—few things are more alluring than the siren song of a secret.
At the heart of each story in this genre-crossing collection lies a secret. A boy who is not a boy at all, a neighbor with a mysterious identity, a tortured student with a list that isn’t what it seems, a girl who abandoned the person she used to be at the bottom of a river.
Conflict and possibility are embedded in a secret’s very nature...betrayal and conspiracy are encoded in its DNA. Secrets can transform. They can alienate, anger, or inspire.
One thing is for sure: They make a great story.
WICKED SOUTH: SECRETS AND LIES is an anthology featuring young adult stories by authors from North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. Contributors are New York Times Bestselling author Emily Colin, Elizabeth DeVido, award-winning author Lauren Faulkenberry, Amy Hyatt Fonseca, Lauren Fulcher, award-winning author Robin Kirk, John Klekamp, Karissa Laurel, and Katie Rose Guest Pryal.
An anthology of poems from women who proudly celebrate their own nastiness and that of other women who have served as nasty role models; poems by and about women defying limitations and lady-like expectations; women refusing to be "nice girls;" women embracing their inner bitch when the situation demands it; women being formidable and funny; women speaking to power and singing for the good of their souls; women being strong, sexy, strident, super-smart, and stupendous; women who want to encourage little girls to keep dreaming.
A quick and very dirty read. This is definitely a voyeur's book, an invitation to peeks behind some luxurious-looking curtains that in fact are dripping with filth. Horrible people, horrible wastes -- I get the "fun" but I literally took...