“When a suffering is shared, its weight is divided; and when a joy is shared, the delight is multiplied. We need each other.”
– Sue Monk Kidd, First Light, Chapter: Availability.
Sue Monk Kidd is a writer, novelist, and memoirist. She grew up in the Southern United States and her hometown of Sylvester, Georgia influenced her first and best-known book The Secret Life of Bees. As a worldwide acclaimed author, her fictional works are concentrated on the oppositions and successes of women. Kidd is inspired by Henry David Thoreau, Kate Chopin, Thomas Merton, Martha Burke, and Carl Jung as role models.