Author Spotlight: The Brothers Washburn

The writing duo of The Brothers Washburn donated a signed set of Dimensions In Death Series Books 1 & 2: Pitch Green and Mojave GreenThe third novel in the series will be out sometime this fall. I for one am anxious to see how it ends.

Curious to hear about the origins of this series? Listen to the hour long interview I did with them a few years ago. I had so much fun. Andy and Berk are awesome guys. Brothers and both lawyers. I cannot tell you how many times I slept with the lights on after reading their books. Their descriptions are so real. I can smell it, taste it, see it, and hear it. Ew! You’ll know what I mean when you start reading their books. Move over Brothers Grimm!

Genre: Young Adult Horror
Description of Pitch Green: Two teenagers try to discover why children in their little town keep disappearing, only to uncover an evil presence lurking in a old mansion that will kill them if they cannot discover its secrets. Trona is a small, smoggy, mostly insignificant town in California. Besides a booming chemical plant, the only thing that characterizes this dismal town is dirt, sagebrush, and an enormous abandoned mansion.

The mansion is, admittedly, the only notable addition to Trona, but it’s something everyone tries to avoid due to its creepy facade. Everyone except for Camm Smith, who is obsessed with the need to get inside. Seven years earlier, as Camm herded a pack of little trick-or-treaters past the mansion, her young neighbor, Hughie, disappeared, becoming one of the many children who have vanished from Trona over the years without a trace. Now a senior in high school, Camm is still haunted by the old tragedy, and is sure the answer to the mysterious disappearances lies hidden somewhere in the decaying mansion.

Joining forces with her best friend, Cal, who also happens to be Hughie’s older brother, Camm naively begins a perilous search for the truth. As things spiral quickly out of control, and others die, Camm and Cal discover it will take all their combined ingenuity to stay alive. An unseen evil lurking deep within the bowels of the mansion is now hunting them. To make matters worse, they become entangled with hostile federal agents, who will do all they can to keep old secrets permanently hidden.

Left with only their wit and seemingly ineffective firearms, Camm and Cal know time is running out. Unless they can make sense of the few pieces of the puzzle they manage to unearth, their lives are in danger, and like so many others before them, they may also disappear without a trace.

Description of Mojave Green: In Trona, California, an isolated mining town deep in the Mojave Desert, an unearthly creature preyed upon the town’s folk for decades. Armed with secrets from a peculiar puzzle box, only Camm and Cal stood against the creature. Finally safe and far from the horror, the teenagers believe they have destroyed the monster—until they hear news that Trona’s children are still disappearing.

Caught in the nightmare since her childhood, Camm feels personally responsible for the town’s children. As her life-long best friend, Cal feels responsible for Camm. With unsuspecting friends in tow, they return to warn the innocent people of Trona of the true nature of the creature.

Only Camm and a few misfits can stop the coming desolation—but it may already be too late.

Author Bio: BERK AND ANDY WASHBURN, aka “The Brothers Washburn,” are both lawyers by profession and writers at heart. They grew up together roaming the wastelands of the Mojave Desert, where most of the series is set. Both brothers returned from lengthy and successful careers in the wastelands of the law to write YA horror stories based on the wastelands of their youth. Berk lives in St. George, Utah, and Andy lives in Henderson, Colorado.

Be on your guard, people, there are new Grimms in town.

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