Katie here. I thought I'd lent this book out, so I didn't realize I had it here to read. I loved the previous three books in the series, though they were quite a bit darker than I expected. I wouldn't read Hurt without reading those first.
I interviewed Travis when the previous book in the series came out, so here's a piece of that interview:
Travis says, "I appreciate anybody taking the chance on one of my stories, and taking the time to read them. I'm not the easiest author to categorize or put into a box. But I believe an author can be known for writing good stories, not just writing good thrillers or love stories. I'm still learning and growing. Hopefully I always will be."
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
The thirteen years he spent working in author relations taught him the business of publishing as well as the psyche of writers.
Early on, he made a deliberate choice of not wanting to be boxed in by a brand or a genre. Instead, Travis has chosen time and time again to write the stories that mean something to him at that moment. He views his first ten years of being published as training and practice. Those novels in many ways were written for himself.
The four years of writing full time have taught him the discipline and determination necessary to make it as a novelist. They’ve also served to close the chapter on what is hopefully just one era in his writing journey.
The stories continue to fill his head like they did when he was in third grade. The only difference is that Travis now knows what to do with those stories. His goal continues to be to tell stories that move him as well as his readers. He wants to continue to experiment and take risks, but more than anything he wants to provide readers a satisfying experience.
The dream remains the same. To try and write something magnificent. To make up wild worlds full of wonderfully rich characters. To make sense of the world through the stories he tells. And to try and inspire hope with the words he writes.
ABOUT THE BOOK
His Rebellion Will Soon Turn to Hope
When Chris Buckley first encountered the mysteries of creepy Solitary, North Carolina, he had little idea how far he would fall into the town’s shadows. After losing the love of his life, Chris tried to do things his way. He hunted answers. Then he gave up trying to find them.
But now Chris comes back to Solitary knowing there’s a purpose for his being there. As he watches his place in a twisted and evil bloodline become clear, Chris waits for the last battle—and wonders who will be left when he finally makes his stand.
If you would like to read the first chapter of Hurt, go HERE