City in a Forest

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1960s & '70s,2000s

Ginger Pinholster

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Hidden in the heart of Atlanta, a pristine forest shimmers with magic, but an unscrupulous developer plans to flatten Silver Park – unless two brave women can stop him. Arden Collier and Parker Gozer fight to save the place that has tangled itself around their hearts like flowering kudzu vines.


Historical Fiction

Short Summary

Arden Collier risks losing her home in Silver Park – one of Atlanta’s historic African American communities. Parker Gozer remains haunted by memories of Buddy Caldwell, the man who preyed upon her in childhood. When he announces a plan to flatten Silver Park, both women brace for battle.


Atlanta, Georgia; Washington, D.C.

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain

Plot - Other Elements

Coming of Age

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Arden Collier

Age: 55

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Visionary,Insecure,Underdog

Additional Character Details

Name: Parker Gozer

Age: 55

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Insecure,Badass

Additional Character Details

Name: Buddy Caldwell

Age: 62

Gender: Male

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Power Hungry,Narcisstic,Villainous,Aggressive,Greedy

Additional Character Details

Name: Vera Van der Griff

Age: 60

Gender: Female

Role: mentor

Key Traits: Badass,Educated,Heroic,Visionary,Leader,Unapologetic

About The Author

Ginger Pinholster’s first novel, City in a Forest, won a Gold 2020 Royal Palm Literary Award from the Florida Writer’s Association. Her second novel, Snakes of St. Augustine, is forthcoming in 2023 from Regal House Publishing. She earned her M.F.A. degree from Queens University of Charlotte and her B.A. from Eckerd College. Her short works have appeared in Atticus Review, Eckerd Review, Northern Virginia Review, Crab Fat Magazine, and elsewhere. She works for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and volunteers with the Volusia-Flagler Turtle Patrol.

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Female Leaning

Group Specific

Atlanta's African American history

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Black Rose Writing

Year Published: 2019

Hard Copy Available