One of Sandy Jacobs’ ten year old students and his family are accused of witchcraft. Blamed for the mysterious deaths of two San Anselmo Pueblo children, they’re terrorized by “Boogeymen” Kachina, fierce-looking impersonators of the spirits. Sandy rushes to their aid, but her actions inflame the perpetrators and arouse the opposition of Native born faculty member, Ben Rush. Sandy and Ben clash over the issue while struggling against the attraction growing between them until the harassment culminates in violence. Together they risk their lives to uncover the truth and, in the process, learn lessons as valuable as any they have taught.
For all those fascinated by the American Southwest, Native American culture and Tony Hillerman mysteries.
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How is Writing In Your Genre Different from Others?
I don’t know if my genre is unique, but my story is unusual. It takes an insider view of Pueblo Indian culture and rituals and adds them to the mix of a suspenseful mystery. Hope you enjoy!
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
Write. Write. Write.
J S Winn earned graduate degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Metaphysical Sciences. Her previous mystery/suspense novel, Out of the Shadow, was published on Amazon in 2012 (amazon.com/dp/B008dPYM59C). She has had a play produced by the Actor’s Alliance Festival in San Diego, and her poetry has been anthologized by the San Diego Writer’s Workshop in For the Love of Writing. Her play “Gotcha!” was selected for a reading at the Village Arts Theater in Carlsbad, California in May 2012.
She presently lives by the beach in San Diego County, California.
For more information about Out of the Shadow, please visit http://www.jswinn.com or contact the author at firstname.lastname@example.org
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I lived and worked on the Zuni Reservation in New Mexico for a few years and was privy to experiences very few people ever have. Even at the time, I knew someday I would be motivated to write about this mystical time and place.