On Wednesday, October 12th, author Richard Polk will be spending the evening at the Columbia branch library discussing and signing his latest novel Burgess Falls. Mr. Polk’s latest novel applies his literary romance style to historical fiction for the first time.
From the author:
Two wars, a century apart, wreak havoc in the personal lives of Will and Brenda. They
each rebound differently: one being twice lucky, the other accepting second best the
second time. This Two-in-One novel depicts how things have changed—and often, how they have remained the same, much as the river that plunges over a cliff in central Tennessee.
Rich Polk lived near Burgess Falls in Cookeville for two of the formative years of his youth. His ancestry has roots in the Kentucky wing of the Polk family, which diverged from the Maryland Polk’s in the early 1800’s. A New Jersey resident for over fifty years, he has enjoyed diverse careers in law enforcement, risk management, accounting, teaching, and consulting. He resides with his wife, Michelle, in Monroe, New Jersey, nearby to his two grandchildren.