Dr. Rose Mary Stiffin was raised and educated in Indianola, Mississippi -- the Delta hometown of the blues legend, BB King. She has written several short stories and has been published in the Imagine literary magazine as well as the Algonquin Quarterly. Walk in Bethel is her first novel. About Walk in Bethel A return to the Southern Gothic tradition and a testimony to her Southern roots, author Rose Mary Stiffin's debut novel, Walk in Bethel, is an earthy, spellbinding drama set in the sweltering Mississippi Delta. With skeletons in the closet and a myriad of back porch speculations, Stiffin writes in the vernacular of a multi-family epic that describes the darkest passages of the human heart, as well as its well-lit corridors of freedom, forgiveness, and love of family.