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I am so thrilled to welcome my friend and fellow Wisconsinite Jaime Jo Wright to the podcast this week. She's here to talk about her new book, The Souls of Lost Lake, how she goes about writing all the twists and turns, and what made this book so personal for her.
The Souls of Lost Lake by Jaime Jo Wright
"Wright has proven time and again with her masterful storytelling in exceptionally crafted novels that she is a trailblazer extraordinaire in the niche genre combining horror, intrigue and spirituality."--Booklist starred review
To save the innocent, they must face an insidious evil.
Wren Blythe has long enjoyed living in the Northwoods of Wisconsin, helping her father with ministry at a youth camp. But when a little girl in the area goes missing, an all-out search ensues, reviving the decades-old campfire story of Ava Coons, the murderess who is believed to still roam the forest. Joining the search, Wren stumbles upon the Coonses' cabin ruins and a sinister mystery she is determined to unearth.
In 1930, Ava Coons has spent the last several years carrying the mantle of mystery since the day she emerged from the woods as a thirteen-year-old girl, spattered with blood, dragging a logger's ax. She has accepted she will never remember what happened to her family, whose bodies were never found, and that the people of Tempter's Creek will always blame her for their violent deaths. And after a member of the town is murdered, and another goes missing, rumors spread that Ava's secret is perhaps more malicious than previously imagined.
Two women, separated by time, must confront a wickedness that not only challenges who they are but also threatens their lives, and the lives of those they love.
Jaime Jo Wright captivates with . . .
"Fast pacing, great writing, deep spiritual truths, and just the right amount of spookiness."--BookPage
"Compassion, eerie eloquence, and astounding intensity."--Booklist
"Suspense and spine-tingling moments."--Library Journal
"Rich characterization and intricate plotting."--Colleen Coble, USA Today bestselling author
Get your copy of The Souls of Lost Lake by Jaime Jo Wright
Jaime introduces herself:
"Born in Wisconsin
Lives & works in Wisconsin
... a true Wisconsin original
If I were to summarize my life in three words, my instinct is to say: "I love coffee", and leave it at that. But, I realize that is rather shallow and a tad obsessive. So, summarizing who Jaime Jo Wright is can be a challenge.
I love life. I always have. God has blessed me, even in severe trials, such as the loss of three of my babies. He has never failed, never given up, never gone easy on me, and always disciplined me with a loving hand. (And trust me, when you have my personality which pushes boundaries and considers rules to be negotiable, you need discipline).
I married my husband in 2000. He wasn't exactly Prince Charming when I met him, so I aptly nicknamed him Cap'n Hook after he pirated off with my heart and has yet to give it back.
Our ship was joined by a little Tinkerbell in 2009. Our CoCo has tamed the pirate exponentially better than I ever could. Peter Pan came along in 2012 and whisked me away to Neverland where we refuse to grow up and make mischief on a daily basis."
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