an Fink, author of Tales from a Strange Southern Lady, offers up her first novel, Licking the Salt Block, the story of a young girl growing up with dysfunctional parents in the Deep South during the 50s and 60s when racial and social prejudices were at their peak. She struggles with the cruelty of people around her, leaving her with feelings of shame and anger that have far-reaching effects on her life.
Jan Fink is a Southern Gothic writer who has worked as a reporter, columnist, and feature writer. She writes about the South she loves, its people, and both the light and dark sides of Southern life. She lives in Arab, Alabama with her husband, Will.