NC Literary Hall of Fame



Invisible Girl by Padgett Gerler

Kindle Direct Publishing
$14.95, paperback / $4.99, e-book
ISBN: 978-1-64516-082-3
August, 2019
Fiction: Women's / Southern
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"Invisible Girl by Padgett Gerler is as much a novel about a young girl's journey to find her authentic self as it is a love letter to small town Southern life... Serve yourself up some sweet tea with lots of ice and get ready for a witty and gritty ride that will make you feel indelibly connected to these memorable characters."
—Alice Osborn, author of Heroes Without Capes

"Characteristic of Gerler's writing, both the confines and the compassion of the South come through in Invisible Girl, where the mystery is just as much about finding out who you are as whodunnit."
—Cristel Orrand, author of Khayal

"You will see the Spanish moss, taste the Yoo-hoo, and laugh at the witty expressions, but serious undertones seep through the simplicity of this tiny southern town. Fans of Fannie Flagg's Fried Green Tomatoes will not be disappointed."
—Leslie Tall Manning, author of i am Elephant, i am Butterfly

What is a fourteen-year-old to do when her mama's best friend is found guilty of murdering his wife and said mama swirls into madness from the sheer weight of her grief? When Briley Beckwith comes face-to-face with this tragic reality, she does the only thing she can think to do: she becomes invisible—until the real murderer is exposed.

Padgett Gerler is the award-winning author of four previously-published novels: Getting the Important Things Right, Lessons I Learned from Nick Nack, The Gifts of Pelican Isle, and What Does Love Sound Like? Raised in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia and educated at North Carolina State University, Padgett was a CPA in the corporate sector before taking an early retirement in 2010 to begin her writing career. Her fifth novel, Invisible Girl, was released August 12, 2019.

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