Reader Meet Writer, Okra Picks
Company’s coming. Let us bring authors to your living room. Our first author in the Okra Pick series is Grady Hendrix. You may have read Grady’s earlier works: We Sold Our Souls, My Best Friend’s Exorcism, and Horrorstor. Grady will be talking with us about his newest book The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires. and answering your questions. Grady is one of many authors we’ll be bringing to your living room.
Grady Hendrix has cemented his place as a literary luminary…cancel your plans and lock your doors, you won’t be able to stop reading this one until the very end. — Sarah Gailey, author of Magic for Liars
Here are the details you need:
Date: Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Time: 2 PM CST
Attendance is limited.
If you elect to attend, we will email you on Tuesday morning the link & password to attend this virtual event, plus the link to purchase books. Happy Reading!
The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires
Steel Magnolias meets Dracula in this ’90s-set horror novel about a women’s book club that must do battle with a mysterious newcomer to their small Southern town, perfect for murderinos and fans of Stephen King.
Patricia Campbell’s life has never felt smaller. Her husband is a workaholic, her teenage kids have their own lives, her senile mother-in-law needs constant care, and she’s always a step behind on her endless to-do list. The only thing keeping her sane is her book club, a close-knit group of Charleston women united by their love of true crime. At these meetings they’re as likely to talk about the Manson family as they are about their own families.
One evening after book club, Patricia is viciously attacked by an elderly neighbor, bringing the neighbor’s handsome nephew, James Harris, into her life. James is well traveled and well read, and he makes Patricia feel things she hasn’t felt in years. But when children on the other side of town go missing, their deaths written off by local police, Patricia has reason to believe James Harris is more of a Bundy than a Brad Pitt. The real problem? James is a monster of a different kind—and Patricia has already invited him in.
Little by little, James will insinuate himself into Patricia’s life and try to take everything she took for granted—including the book club—but she won’t surrender without a fight in this blood-soaked tale of neighborly kindness gone wrong.
Grady Hendrix is a novelist and screenwriter based in New York City. He is the author of Horrorstör, My Best Friend’s Exorcism, Paperbacks from Hell, and We Sold Our Souls, all of which received critical praise from outlets including NPR, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, the A.V. Club, Paste, Buzzfeed, and more. He has contributed to Playboy, The Village Voice, and Variety.