Press Release – 8/31/16

Aspirations book cover

August 27, 2016,
Lawrenceville – Sikes & Davis Interiors proudly hosts a book signing event featuring local author Katie Hart Smith and her new book, Aspirations of the Heart. The public is invited to attend on Saturday, October 8, 2016 from 1:00 – 3:00 PM at Sikes & Davis Interiors, 104 East Crogan Street located on the historic square in downtown Lawrenceville, Georgia.

An author for over 20 years, Smith’s literary work ranges from medical and academic publications to children’s stories, non-fiction, memoir, and historical fiction. Aspirations of the Heart is the first in a series of historical fiction novels, based in 1900’s Atlanta. It is published by Deeds Publishing, Athens, Georgia.

Synopsis: Addie Engel is a small-town girl who wants nothing more than to leave her family farm, venture out in the wider world of 1913 Georgia and become a successful nurse. But the times aren’t so friendly to a young woman determined to buck society’s expectations and do more than marry, have children, and keep house. If society has its way, she will never leave Hope, Georgia, nor the boy who hopes to be more than just her friend. Then, tragedy strikes, and with it comes an opportunity Addie can’t refuse. Thrust into in the rapidly-growing city of Atlanta, she’s soon immersed in a world of powerful people intent upon their own plans and schemes, including Lester Schwinn, a conniving man hell-bent on making his mysterious cure-all tonic a household name at any cost.

Aspirations of the Heart is the passionate tale of Addie’s self-discovery, but also the city of Atlanta and the growing pains the 20th century brings. Filled with vivid and memorable characters, and replete with historically and socially accurate details, it is a panoramic novel ideal for lovers of Southern fiction and for anyone who enjoys a well-spun, exciting, and colorful tale.

Katie Hart Smith:
Deeds Publishing:
Sikes & Davis Interiors – 1o4 East Crogan Street, Lawrenceville, GA 30046 ~ (770) 995-8823



About Katie Hart Smith

Katie Hart Smith's blog, "Always From the Heart," is a compilation of personal stories that inspire, entertain, and speak to one's heart and soul. Dubbed, "The Weaver", Smith's latest novel, Aspirations of the Heart, was added to the literary collection at the Governor's Mansion Library by Georgia's First Lady Mrs. Sandra Deal. With over 20 years of experience, Smith has written for a wide array of audiences. Her literary work ranges from medical and academic publications to non-fiction, memoir, and historical fiction. To learn more about this Southern author, visit If you are interested in reaching out to Katie for speaking engagements, interviews or would like to share your comments, email her at Please be sure to include your contact information.

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