Autumn Bends the Rebel Tree is Carolyn Guy's debut novel. She is a member of High Country Writers in Boone, North Carolina, and Appalachian Voices. Her poetry has been published in Ideal Magazines and Guidepost books.
She wrote Autumn Bends the Rebel Tree because the characters that inhabit its pages are an inspiration to her. Clarinda, the main character, fills the niche of the early Appalachian woman in dramatic fashion. Clarinda's sacrifices were praiseworthy and Guy felt her story must be told.
Carolyn Guy was born in the "High Country" of western North Carolina. She was the 16th child, and her twin, the 17th in the family. She is a retired hospital Dietary Manager, the mother of two children and five grandchildren. She resides in her mountain home in Western North Carolina where she maintains a large vegetable garden, and a blueberry patch.
Carolyn Guy's daughter, Debbie Guy, is featured in period clothing on the cover of Autumn Bends the Rebel Tree.
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