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Authors fascination with history prompts Georgia Gold Series
Habersham resident Denise Weimer, above, wrote "Sautee Shadows."

Habersham resident Denise Weimer’s "Sautee Shadows," the first of a four-book series linking antebellum Georgia’s coast and mountains during the Georgia Gold Rush, will hit the bookstands this weekend.

The public is invited to a book signing from 3-6 p.m. at Books-A-Million in Lakeshore Mall on Saturday, May 11.

While living in North Georgia, Weimer became fascinated with the historical buildings surrounding her. The when well-known regional historian and artist John Kollock offered his help with her future research, she eagerly accepted.

Weimer began crafting a story about the summer people like Kollock’s ancestors, coastal tycoons who had in the 1800s built fanciful mountain retreats near Clarkesville. She wanted to show how their lives mingled with those of the hardy pioneers and Cherokee Indians. Weimer discovered never before had a historical fiction novel been written about the area.

Book two of the Georgia Gold Series, "The Gray Divide," will be released September 2013. "The Crimson Bloom" and "Bright as Gold" will follow in 2014. Kollock’s cover art will be featured throughout the series.

For more information about the Georgia Gold Series visit and For more information about the book signing call Gainesville Books-A-Million at 770-503-7732.