‘Grit Lit’: South Walton homeowner to sign copies of new novel

Published: Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 04:31 PM.

She enjoys writing what she refers to as "grit lit" — Southern women’s fiction.

However, White's creative writing sparks could be ignited by almost anything, she said, such as someone saying something interesting, or a picture she might see in a coffee table book. Her interests are varied and easily inspired.

"I know when I get a tingly feeling that I am on to something," she said.

That tingly feeling has paid off as the author's work has made it onto the New York Times Best Sellers list twice.

"That achievement came as a complete surprise, but it is good to know that more than family and friends are buying my work," she said.

Her 2012 releases, "Sea Change" and "After the Rain" debuted on the New York Times bestseller list at number 12 and 14 respectively.

Her fourth and final book in her Tradd Street series, "Return to Tradd Street ," is scheduled for publication in January 2014.

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