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About Kay Spencer


Kay Spencer's debut novel, Searching for George's Garden, is a work of fiction inspired by memories of her childhood in the southern United States. Set in the present day, the story examines the transformation of life after loss.

Several decades after leaving, Kay returned to the South where she makes her home in Mobile, Alabama. She is a former freelance writer for film and video, an optioned screenwriter, and a novelist.

Some of her travel essays, paintings, and blogs reside here.

All but two of the characters in Searching for George's Garden are fictional. While the events of their later lives are entirely fictional, George and Adeline were true lifelong employees of the Hattiesburg family, babysitters and companions to Kay during much of the first five years of her life. She re-established her connection to Adeline, who dictated letters before her death at the age of 102 years, 3 months, and 28 days. George passed away before Kay could find him. He lived until the age of 98 years, 2 months, and 22 days. He built a good lizard cage.

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