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Bright Lights #3 - Karen Y. Bynum - Witch Way to Turn

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2012 is rapidly coming to a close with 2013 looming large on the horizon. Who better to see in the New Year with than Karen Y. Bynum? (That's a rhetorical question...there's nobody better to see the New Year in with and to even have given that question a moment's thought is, frankly, insulting. *HUFF*)

Sorry. I meandered.

Ladles and Jellyspoons, I would like to introduce you to the lovely Miss Bynum. She bravely agreed to come visit my blog and impart some of her wisdom, experience, a wee bit of crazy and tell us about her latest book: Witch Way to Turn.

Don't worry, I'll let Karen do most of the talking...


Karen Y. Bynum is an author of young adult paranormal fantasy.Her debut novel Witch Way to Turn is published through Lyrical Press.She grew up in Hickory, North Carolina where mountains and magic surrounded her.Even as a child, she wrote her own faery tales and prattled incessantly to her imaginary friends.
After graduating from UNC Charlotte with a Bachelor’s degree…

Bright Lights #2 - Carey Heywood - A Bridge of Her Own

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The second patient on my operating table...ready for dissection...hmmm, this intro is a little on the serial killer side. Let me try again.

My second unsuspecting victim...ugh...just roll with it...

...is the delightful Carey Heywood. Many of you may know her from Twitter, or the surrounding internetosphere, and she has graciously accepted my invite to swing by my wee blog and answer a few of my questions.

I bumped into Carey on twitter and despite the fact she's happily married and a proud mama with younglings, she made me her twitter husband. The relationship was rocky from the outset due to my lack of "Swedish Fish" knowledge. I think we weathered that storm and have survived about 100 tweets since then. I still haven't tasted a Swedish Fish but fortunately Christmas approaches, her new book is available to buy on the Kindle site and she's in a forgiving mood! 

So without further ado...and while she's still talking to me...






Q - Hi Carey, your brand new book A …

The Next Best Thing Blog Hop

Hello blogoverse! It's 12/13/12 so it's time for a new post. I sometimes struggle for ideas so luckily the delightful and super-cool @MeganPaasch called me out on her Blog: Rhymes with Smash!...and so now to the questions:

I hope I have some good answers...

What is the working title of your book?

It started off being called Solace. Which is the name of the fictional town it's set in. For the last six months though I've been calling it PERSEPHONE, after the main character. I think I'm going to stick with that.

Where did the idea come from for your book?

I had an idea for a trilogy of stories based around the disappearances of three young girls. The first was MONSTERS, my self-published book about a detective hunting for a young girl kidnapped on Halloween.

The idea was to connect the stories both thematically and using the same basic cast of characters. One of the characters in the first story, Emerson Watts, used to be a Federal Agent and his life was defined by one big …