Local author comes home to sign first book

Local author comes home to sign first book

SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) - A new author is excited about coming home to sign copies of her first book. Kristy Woodson Harvey is from Salisbury, and is the daughter of Salisbury Mayor Paul Woodson and wife Beth.   On Tuesday Kristy's new book "Dear Carolina" went on sale.

"I am so blown away," Harvey told WBTV. "It has been absolutely amazing. It's a little bit nerve wracking, you write something and you put it out in the world and you don't know how people are going to respond, but people have really connected with this book in a way I don't think I could have expected or predicted."

Kristy now lives in Kinston with her family. She says she thought she was going to be a journalist, but got the writing bug and came up with her first book which she says came to her as an idea right after the birth of her son.

"It's written from a birth mother and an adoptive mother about the way their lives change for the year after her birth," Harvey told WBTV. "It's really a story about the ways we create our families whether they are our blood or not."

Harvey will be signing her book on Saturday at the Literary Bookpost on S. Main Street in downtown Salisbury from noon until three, and is excited about coming home.

"It's just amazing, the Literary Bookpost has always been one of my favorite bookstores," Harvey said.  "I've been coming here forever, so to get to be here and be in my hometown and see these people that have loved and supported me for my entire life, you know, from the time I wrote my first newspaper article for The Salisbury Post to now is just a really amazing feeling.  I can't wait, this is on eof the events I've been looking the most forward to."

Harvey says she already has a second book coming out in April of next year.

"It's called 'Lies and Other Acts of Love,' and I am working away on my third book but people keep asking me for a sequel to 'Dear Carolina,' so who knows?  Maybe that will happen one day too, but as of now there is no sequel planned."