About Sally Kilpatrick

Sally Kilpatrick Author EventsStraight from the buckle of the Bible Belt, Sally Kilpatrick writes southern fiction full of small towns and big hearts. She is a three-time Maggie Award of Excellence finalist, a Golden Heart® finalist, a Book Buyer’s Best finalist, and a National Readers’ Choice Awards triple finalist. Her fourth novel, Bless Her Heart was published on Halloween and explores what happens when a preacher’s wife decides to sample the Seven Deadly Sins. Sally lives with her husband and two children in Marietta, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta.

Sally's Other Books

Better Get to Livin'

Smart, witty, and delightfully offbeat, this new novel from the author of The Happy Hour Choir and Bittersweet Creek is an uplifting story about following your heart, even when it leads to the last place you’d expect…

Bittersweet Creek

From the author of The Happy Hour Choir comes a Romeo and Juliet story with Southern flair–witty, warm, and as complex and heart-wrenching as only love and family can be.

The Happy Hour Choir

From author Sally Kilpatrick comes a hopeful tale of love and redemption in a quiet Southern town where a lost soul finds her way with the help of an unlikely circle of friends…

Novellas and Short Stories

In addition to her full-length novels, Sally Kilpatrick has written two novellas, including Orange Blossom Special, and has contributed to other short story collections...

Praise for Bless Her Heart

Patti Callahan Henry

"With both humor and insight, Bless Her Heart hits all the right notes in the complicated song of becoming who we are meant to be. This novel asks us to look at the 'rules' we might just have to break to heal our own life. Do yourself a favor and grab this book and hide away with its laugh-out-loud and cry-out-loud moments all mixed up in one place.” - Patti Callahan Henry, author of The Bookshop at Water's End

Kim Wright

Kim Wright

"Anybody from the South knows that 'Bless her heart' is one of those phrases that sounds sweet but actually is code for the worst kind of holier-than-thou, southern-fried judgment. In much the same way, Sally Kilpatrick's touching new novel Bless Her Heart is a light smooth read on the surface but has plenty of bite underneath." - Kim Wright, author of Last Ride to Graceland

Karin Gillespie

"What happens when a saintly Southern belle decides to sample the seven deadly sins? That’s the amusing premise of the novel Bless Her Heart ... a lively yet thoughtful romp about a woman finding the meaning of goodness while behaving badly." - Karin Gillespie, author of Love Literary Style, for The Augusta Chronicle

RT Book Reviews

RT Book Reviews

“Kilpatrick is back with another tale full of sassy Southern characters. She writes in a way that makes readers feel as if they are hanging out with their best friend. The characters and scenes are quirky, making this a fun read, though it does have a serious message of moving from loss to rebirth to empowerment. Posey is easy to root for and Chad is someone you love to hate.”– RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars