Episode 6-Author Katya De Becerra

Today on the podcast I have Katya De Becerra, speaking with me from Australia. She is the author of “What The Woods Keep”, which comes out today. This is a great combination of YA horror, mystery and dark fantasy. We talk about her new book and what’s up next for her. We also talk about her study of cultural Anthropology and how she came to write young adult books. I had a great time talking with her! I hope you enjoy the episode.

What The Woods Keep”

On her eighteenth birthday, Hayden inherits her childhood home―on the condition that she uncover its dark secrets.

Hayden tried to put the past behind her, and it worked. She’s getting ready for college, living in a Brooklyn apartment, and hanging out with her best friend and roommate Del. But now it’s all catching up with her: her mother’s mysterious disappearance a decade before, her father’s outlandish theories about a lost supernatural race, and Hayden’s own dark dreams of strange symbols and rituals in the Colorado woods where she grew up.

As soon as Hayden arrives at her hometown, her friend Del in tow, it begins: Neighbors whisper secrets about Hayden’s mother; the boy next door is now all grown-up in a very distracting way; and Hayden feels the trees calling to her. And among them, deep in the woods, Hayden will discover something incredible―something that threatens reality itself.

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Episode 5- Author Abby Geni

Today on the Podcast I have Abby Geni author of the fantastic new novel ‘The Wildlands.’ This is a literary thriller, like nothing I’ve ever read. It explores the connection between humans and animals when a tornado creates a tear in the fabric of one Oklahoma Family. This is one of my favorite books of 2018. Abby I talk about the book, her hometown of Chicago and what it was like attending the Iowa writers workshop.

Abby is also the author of The Lightkeepers, winner of the 2016 Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Award for Fiction and the Chicago Review of Books Awards for Best Fiction, and The Last Animal, an Indies Introduce Debut Writers Selection and finalist for the Orion Book Award. Geni is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and a recipient of the Iowa Fellowship. Her website is www.abbygeni.com If you enjoy this episode I highly recommend you go out and get a copy of her new book ‘The Wildlands.’ I’ve included a description of the book below:

When a Category 5 tornado ravaged Mercy, Oklahoma, no family in the small town lost more than the McClouds. Their home and farm were demolished, and orphaned siblings Darlene, Jane, and Cora made media headlines. Their brother, Tucker, soon abandoned his sisters and disappeared.

On the three-year anniversary of the tornado, a cosmetics factory outside of Mercy is bombed, and the lab animals trapped within are released. Tucker reappears, injured from the blast, and seeks the help of nine-year-old Cora. Caught up in the thrall of her charismatic brother, whom she has desperately missed, Cora agrees to accompany Tucker on a cross-country mission to make war on human civilization.

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Episode 4- Author Jennifer Wolfe

Today on the podcast I talk to Jennifer Wolfe about her debut thriller Watch the Girls. She also talks about the journey to writing and publishing her first non YA novel, horror movies and growing up Mormon. And we come up with a new reality show 'GhostCat Hunters'© This episode was my longest yet because I had so much fun talking to her. Hope you enjoy listening as much as I enjoyed doing it. After you listen pick up a copy of her new book Watch the Girls. It’s a really dark, fun and thrilling ride. You can connect with her online on Instagram and twitter @jwolfeauthor and on her website @jwolfewriter.com

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Episode 3-Author Cynthia Robinson

Today on the podcast I have author Cynthia Robinson author of the new book 'Birds of Wonder' This is genre defying literary fiction. There is a murder and there is a mystery, but there is so much more. This is an emotionally grounded character study about what happens when a tragedy upsets the balance of things in an small college town. On the podcast today Cynthia talks about the real life inspirations for this book, the journey to publication and the new book she's working on now. Also in the last part of of the podcast we talk about her work with rabbit rescue. Come for the books and stay tuned for the bunnies.

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