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Meet Leah Weiss & Bren McClain

If the Creek Don’t Rise has been a local favorite since its release in 2017! You won’t want to miss the chance to meet these two very talented Southern writers. Both books are available now and we’d love to introduce you.

Leah Weiss and Bren McClain will be in the shop on Wednesday, March 6th at 6 p.m. for conversation, book chat and cocktails. For tickets and details stop by MacIntosh or call 239-472-1447

Leah Weiss is the bestselling author of the debut novel IF THE CREEK DON’T RISE, a book that has been named a finalist for the Library of Virginia Literary Award for Fiction and the Library of Virginia People’s Choice Award*.  When released, the book was an Indie Next, Okra Pick and Library Read. Leah began learning the craft of writing in 2004 and her short stories have appeared in print and online magazines. In 2015, she retired from a 24-year career as executive assistant to the Headmaster at Virginia Episcopal School. Leah lives with her husband Dave in Lynchburg, VA.

Bren McClain was born and raised in Anderson, South Carolina, on a beef cattle and grain farm. She has a degree in English from Furman University; is an experienced media relations, radio, and television news professional; and currently works as a communications confidence coach. She is a two-time winner of the South Carolina Fiction Project and the recipient of the 2005 Fiction Fellowship by the South Carolina Arts Commission. McClain won the 2016 William Faulkner-William Wisdom Novel-in-Progress for "Took" and was a finalist in the 2012 Pirate's Alley Faulkner Award for Novel-in-Progress for One Good Mama Bone.