My neighborhood has been hosting a book club for the past year but I have not been able to be as active as I would like to. My nights since November 2012 have been filled with reading ARC’s and doing reviews for blog tours, etc. Plus trying to finish my own WIP and navigate the world of publishing. Needless to say, I finally got to go in August. I’ve read the last few books and now it’s my turn to host! I am so stoked. I purposefully picked October because I love this month!!! And I wanted something different than what we’d been reading.
I had the awesome privilege to interview the writing duo of Berk and Andy Washburn back in March 2013. They were my very first podcast interview. They told me about how Pitch Green was created and I’d like to share that with you now. The interview is about 19 minutes.
Interview with Andy and Berk Washburn (audio only)
My October book club pick is Pitch Green (Dimensions in Death #1) by The Brothers Washburn.
Genre: YA Suspense/Horror
Description: Trona is a small, foul-smelling, 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, Hugh, disappeared, becoming just one of 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 Hugh’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 creature, lurking deep within the bowels of the mansion, seems to have supernatural powers and is now hunting them. Making matters worse, they become entangled with hostile federal agents, who care only about keeping old secrets permanently hidden. Left with only their wit and seemingly ineffective firearms, they know they are running out of time. Unless they can make sense out of the few pieces of the puzzle they manage to unearth, the monster will certainly destroy them, and like so many others before them, they will be gone without a trace.
Treats? No book club evening would be complete without a themed treat to go along with the book. I’ll be serving a lovely green slime drink. The base is Sprite and then I’ll be adding some lime sherbet. Then for the appetizer we’ll have cake ball eyeballs. I’ll be doing this on the 29th. I’ll update photos from the party after we have it.
Are you in a book club? What are you reading this October?