Black Sheep by Rachel Harrison
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Ready to unravel a chilling tale? In this episode, horror writer Rachel Harrison joins us on the couch as she unravels the layers of her latest horror masterpiece, “Black Sheep.” Black Sheep is a small-town horror novel where a cynical twenty-something, Vesper, receives an unexpected wedding invitation from her unconventional family, prompting her to confront dark secrets and reckon with her own crisis of faith. We delve into the crux of Rachel’s inspiration, the role of doom scrolling in shaping Vesper’s persona, and the unique importance of the New Jersey setting. But Rachel doesn’t just tell us about her thrilling tales; she also lights the way for readers who might be in a slump or struggling to find time to read. Plus, we get some great book recommendations!
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ABOUT RACHEL HARRISON
Rachel Harrison is the national bestselling author of Such Sharp Teeth, Cackle, and The Return, which was nominated for a Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a First Novel. Her short fiction has appeared in Guernica, in Electric Literature’s Recommended Reading, as an Audible Original, and in her debut collection, Bad Dolls. She lives in western New York with her husband and their cat/overlord.