I am so excited to announce that Miriam from Hachette Book Group USA is hosting another BlogTalk Radio Show on Wedneday, October 29th at 1:00 p.m. EST. I had a terrific time participating in the last one with Michael Connelly, and I'm really looking forward to being part of this one too.
This time the radio show is with Kathleen Kent, author of THE HERETIC'S DAUGHTER. Here's a brief summary of the novel:
Martha Carrier was one of the first women to be accused, tried and hanged as a witch in Salem, Massachusetts. Like her mother, young Sarah Carrier is bright and willful, openly challenging the small, brutal world in which they live. Often at odds with one another, mother and daughter are forced to stand together against the escalating hysteria of the trials and the superstitious tyranny that led to the torture and imprisonment of more than 200 people accused of witchcraft. This is the story of Martha's courageous defiance and ultimate death, as told by the daughter who survived.
Kathleen Kent is a tenth generation descendent of Martha Carrier. She paints a haunting portrait, not just of Puritan New England, but also of one family's deep and abiding love in the face of fear and persecution. -- Hachette Book Group USA
I just started the book last night so I'd be "prepared" for the radio show; and I have to say that I'm really loving it. I'm having a hard time putting it down, so I know I'll be finished with it way before the radio show. You can call into the show at (646) 378-0040 or just listen online. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/stations/HachetteBookGroup/LittleBrown/2008/10/29/Interview-w-Kathleen-Kent-author-of-THE-HERETICS-DAUGHTER-a-novel-about-the-Salem-Witch-Trials
Even if you haven't read THE HERETIC'S DAUGHTER yet, I'm sure you will still thoroughly enjoy the radio show. I always think it's interesting to hear an author's perspective on their work. You can read a little more about Ms. Kent and her fascinating family history here. In addition, you can read an excerpt of the book or even watch this video.
The always generous Miriam has offered to give a copy of THE HERETIC'S DAUGHTER to one of my readers. Please leave a comment with your e-mail address if you are interested. If you'd like to double your chances, blog about this radio show with a link back to this post. The contest will be open until Wednesday, October 29th after the radio show. This contest is open to U.S. mailing addresses only. Good luck and I hope to "hear" you there!