Posts Tagged ‘Karla M. Jay’

Sweet Success for Karla M. Jay

By: Darby Karchut

More happy news for Karla M. Jay. IT HAPPENED IN SILENCE, her second historical fiction set in rural Georgia in 1921, has recently released. 

It Happened in Silence, By; Karla M. Jay


Mute since birth, fifteen-year-old Willow Stewart has­­ one task to complete—to leave her Appalachian homestead and find a traveling preacher and her brother, Briar. When a peddler kidnaps her, she escapes only to face an unjust arrest and penal servitude. It’s Georgia 1921. The laws are not on her side. Or her brother’s.  

Soon Willow and Briar become ensnared in a world of cruel secrets, savage truths, deceitful practices, and desperate predicaments. This is a powerful tale of family, a celebration of decency, and the heartbreak of society’s injustices then that rings true today.  

Set in a world where women of the KKK betray their neighbors, horrors of unscrupulous foundling homes come to light, and buried mysteries are not all that hidden. The book may be purchased through Amazon.

Karla M. Jay, Author


Karla M. Jay lives in Salt Lake City. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, gardening, playing with her dog, or traveling to new places to try to find a story that has never been told. Follow her on Facebook and learn more about her books on Goodreads.




Darby Karchut

Sweet Success is coordinated by Darby Karchut who is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. A proud native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms.
Click here to submit your Sweet Success Story.

Sweet Success for Karla M. Jay

by: Darby Karchut

Congratulations to Karla Jay!

When We were Brave, by, Karla M. Jay

Her debut historical fiction, WHEN WE WERE BRAVE, won a silver medal in the 2019 International Readers’ Favorite Contest in August. Congratulations to Karla!

Raised in Western New York and Northern Pennsylvania, Karla Jay has worked as a speech pathologist since 1982. When she is not working or at her home in Utah gardening or writing, she is traveling, seeing as many countries as possible–in particular, those with good coffee, ancient history, and great beaches. WHEN WE WERE BRAVE is her first historical fiction novel. You can visit her website,or follow her on social media at Twitter and Facebook.

Darby Karchut
Darby Karchut

Sweet Success is coordinated by Contributing Editor, Darby Karchut. If you have a Sweet Success to share please contact her via email.