Cover Reveal: Petrified Flowers by Joiya Morrison-Efemini!

Coming in June!

Tragedy uproots Iris and her sisters, all named after flowers, from the solid ground of middle-class life and plants them, unsupervised, in the rocky terrain of low-income housing. In a world where rain falls only on the privileged, Liam, a student who attends the elite private school directly across the street, proves refreshing as a summer gale, gushing joy into the sisters’ lives. Further nurtured by Ma Moore, a church elder who sprinkles the Flower sisters with spiritual wisdom, Iris embraces her Heavenly Father with steadfast urgency.

But when a student takes a hopeless leap from the school roof, Iris withers under the scorching realization that everything she thought she knew about privilege—and God—lies crippled. Petrified Flowers is the anthem of one African-American girl straddling three worlds. It is a song of hope, a triumph of faith, and a resounding refrain of the Father’s eternal love.

About the Author:

Joiya Morrison-Efemini is a Christian wife and mother. She is busy raising four fantastic children and writing on her off hours. She is a runner, piano player, motherhood mentor, and Schnoodle mama.

Her lyrical collection of short stories in verse, THE NOTES THEY PLAYED, was published by Paradigm Concept in 2017. Her first novel in verse, THE IMPOSSIBLE, is loosely based on the life of her grandparents, who traveled from Georgia to Upstate New York in the Great Migration. It was published in 2019 by Covenant Books.

PETRIFIED FLOWERS, her second novel in verse, is the story of half a dozen sisters who face tragedy and are haunted by a death-in-threes prophesy. In the midst of their hardship, they are introduced to Jesus, and He restores them. PETRIFIED FLOWERS is scheduled to be released by Anaiah Press on June 16, 2020.

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