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Episode 60: Author Interview: David Joy

Conversation with David Joy. Award winning author of WHEN THESE MOUNTAINS BURN, WHERE ALL LIGHT TENDS TO GO, THE WEIGHT OF THIS WORLD, THOSE WE THOUGHT WE KNEW, and more.


In this episode we discuss David's new novel THOSE WE THOUGHT WE KNEW, social themes of; racism, white privilege and being proud of one's heritage and the impact that is having not only in Appalachian communities but the United States as a whole, crafting an opening line that grabs the reader, the importance of sense of place and already having that place in mind (specifically Jackson County, NC) before putting pen to page, having and using the feedback from an authenticity reader, the relocation of the Cullowhee African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church in 1929 and how that real life event became a pivotal moment for character Toya Gardner, and much more! Grab a copy of THOSE WE THOUGHT WE KNEW on sale August 1st, 2023.



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