Sally Kilpatrick lives in Marietta with her husband, Ryan, and her two children. We shall call these precious and precocious children The Hobbit and Her Majesty.

Her debut novel, The Happy Hour Choir will be released by Kensington on April 28, 2015. The Happy Hour Choir won the Duel on the Delta, finaled in the Maggie Awards for Excellence and was a 2012 Golden Heart® finalist. Sally has two other novels coming down the pike—think Shakespeare with cows (Starcrossed and Moonblind) and It’s a Wonderful Life in a funeral home (Giving up the Ghost, a 2013 Maggie finalist).

A former Spanish teacher—because that’s what you do with an English major—Sally took an extended sabbatical when her husband gave her an application to Kennesaw State University’s Master of Arts in Professional Writing Program for Christmas 2007. (Best Christmas Present Ever!)

Sally is also the current president of Georgia Romance Writers.

For fun, Sally likes to read, write, run, and—you guessed it—sing in her church choir.



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Beulah Land and the Happy Hour Choir

  • Finalist in the 2012 Golden Heart
  • Winner of the 2010 Duel on the Delta
  • Finalist in the 2010 Maggie Awards of Excellence.




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ROMILY BERNARD | YA AUTHOR: A shameless plug for one of my talented critique partners. Congrats to Romily for her first place win in the YA category of the 2011 Maggies!
JENNIFER MCQUISTION | HISTORICAL ROMANCE AUTHOR: Please visit my critique partner’s website. Congrats to Jennifer for finaling in the Golden Heart Contest for the second year in a row!