Today it’s our pleasure to welcome the ever-awesome Lindsey R. Loucks to the show! She’s talking about her debut novel which came out last year and was followed up with two shorter works – a novella and a novelette.
About Lindsey R. Loucks
Lindsey R. Loucks works as a school librarian in rural Kansas. When she’s not discussing books with anyone who will listen, she’s dreaming up her own stories. Eventually her brain gives out, and she’ll play hide and seek with her cat, put herself in a chocolate induced coma, or watch scary movies alone in the dark to reenergize.
She’s been with her significant other for almost two decades.
Read on for more about Lindsey and The Grave Winner!
About The Grave Winner
Leigh Baxton is terrified her mom will come back from the dead — just like the prom queen did.
While the town goes beehive over the news, Leigh bikes to the local cemetery and buries some of her mom’s things in her grave to keep her there. When the hot and mysterious caretaker warns her not to give gifts to the dead, Leigh cranks up her punk music and keeps digging.
She should have listened.
Two dead sorceresses evicted the prom queen from her grave to bury someone who offered certain gifts. Bury them alive, that is, then resurrect them to create a trio of undead powerful enough to free the darkest sorceress ever from her prison inside the earth.
With help from the caretaker and the dead prom queen, Leigh must find out what’s so special about the gifts she gave, and why the sorceresses are stalking her and her little sister. If she doesn’t, she’ll either lose another loved one or have to give the ultimate gift to the dead – herself.
Excerpts from Episode 25
Lindsey on teaching lessons in Young Adult novels: “Young adults don’t like to be preached to and they’re far from stupid and they can smell it pretty much if you’re trying to preach to them…”
On where the characters came from: “One day the title just leaped into my head, The Grave Winner, and I wondered why anyone would win a grave or why anyone would want to win a grave.”
The Grave Winner
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