If you're a fan of atmospheric horror, Southern gothic magic, or female protagonists, this is the event for you! Join us on Crowdcast at 6pm on Monday, August 29th to meet Elizabeth Kilcoyne, author of the debut novel Wake the Bones. Featured in Bustle's Most Anticipated, Crime Reads's Summer Fiction Preview and more, this gripping tale follows Laurel Early—a young woman who hopes to return to a quiet life on the farm where she grew up, only to discover that the natural world around her has begun . . . awakening.
This event is free and open to all, and will take place via Crowdcast. Use the link below to register, and don't forget to buy your copy of the book from Hub City!
"YA horror has found a new standard-bearer." - Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Dark, gripping, and gorgeous, Wake the Bones will lead you into the woods and keep you up late. As lush and sweltering as a Kentucky summer... Elizabeth Kilcoyne is a force.” - Gwenda Bond, New York Times bestselling author
The sleepy little farm that Laurel Early grew up on has awakened. The woods are shifting, the soil is dead under her hands, and her bone pile just stood up and walked away.
After dropping out of college, all she wanted was to resume her life as a tobacco hand and taxidermist and try not to think about the boy she can’t help but love. Instead, a devil from her past has returned to court her, as he did her late mother years earlier. Now, Laurel must unravel her mother’s terrifying legacy and tap into her own innate magic before her future and the fate of everyone she loves is doomed.
Elizabeth Kilcoyne’s Wake the Bones is a dark, atmospheric debut about the complicated feelings that arise when the place you call home becomes hostile.
ELIZABETH KILCOYNE is an author, poet, and playwright from Lexington, Kentucky, who began this story after stacking rocks in her family cemetery one day when she realized she was standing on her own grave. She has been published in several literary journals including Still: The Journal. Wake the Bones is her first novel.