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We’re pleased to announce that our August 2013 read will be the second novel in Joy Castro’s Nola Cespedes series, Nearer Home:
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What a difference a year makes
It’s been a year since Nola Céspedes broke a major case regarding sex offenders in post-Katrina New Orleans and established herself as a fearless, but deeply flawed and dynamic literary character. Still as fierce and fearless as ever, Joy Castro has gifted readers with another tale of Nola’s dangerous determination to seek out and reveal the truth.
Nearer Home, the second novel in Joy Castro’s New Orleans centered Nola Céspedes crime series finally arrived earlier this week. To celebrate, we’re giving away 3 copies of both the first entry, Hell or High Water, and this brand new installment.
Yesterday, we asked Ms. Castro some questions about her writing process and what she thinks the future holds for her unstable heroine. Today, we asked her to drop in and tell us a little bit about what’s currently taking up space in her bookshelf as well as what she thinks Nola should be reading.