Hypnotizing Chickens

by Julia Watts

Leaving home was the best decision Chrys Pickett ever made. She lost her rural accent, got a PhD and made something of herself, promising she’d never go back to her roots. But when your Nanny needs you and your heart has been smashed to pieces, promises are easily dismissed.

The loud, affectionate family welcome and simple Appalachian life—cookouts and church, chickens and dogs in the yard—are just what Chrys needs. Family is what matters. She doesn’t mind caring for Nanny…just for the summer.

What she doesn’t expect are unsettling family secrets—and being hit between the eyes with an intense attraction to Nanny’s physical therapist.

Hilarious and poignant new love story by Lambda Literary Award winner Julia Watts.





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Genre Romance
Length 192
Publication Date April 15, 2014
Publisher Bella Books
ISBN 9781594933967e
Editor Katherine V. Forrest
Cover Designer Sandy Knowles



GCLS Goldie Awards
Hypnotizing Chickens — Finalist, Lesbian Dramatic/General Fiction.

The Lesbian Review
This story is as warm and inviting as a good friend with a hot cup of coffee on a cold day. The author is from the south and the perfect dialogue draws the reader from wherever they live down into the southern town of Piney Creek, located in a "holler off a dirt road." I loved that this story shows the main character coming home to rest her heart and "put up" with her backwoods family, only to find that it is her family that helps her heal and grow.

Lesbian Reading Room
Full of observational humor, insight into the simple Appalachian life and a loving portrayal of a southern family, warts and all, Ms Watts has produced an entertaining read.

Lambda Literary Review
The story is told with wit and wisdom... As Chrys and Dee try to figure out their individual paths and to discover whether or not they have a future together, they gradually help each other realize what they each want in their lives... A story with a much deeper meaning and message, with just enough humorous winks and nods to tickle your funny bone.

More Praise for Julia Watts!
Lambda Literary Awards: Julia Watts — Winner

MJ's Bookshelf: Her humor and characterization together with her understanding and insightful depiction of life in the Southland allow us to laugh at life's ironies.

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