Join Cherie Priest in conversation with Jillian Venters about CINDERWI – Apex Book Company


Seattle author Cherie Priest (Boneshaker, Flight Risk) presents Cinderwich, a cozy-yet-creepy novella set in small-town Appalachia. Cherie is joined in conversation by Jillian Venters, noted elder goth and author of Gothic Charm School: An Essential Guide for Goths and Those who Love Them.

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“Who put Ellen in the blackgum tree?”

Decades after trespassing children spotted the desiccated corpse wedged in the treetop, no one knows the answer.

Kate Thrush and her former college professor, Dr. Judith Kane, travel to Cinderwich, Tennessee in hopes that maybe it was their Ellen: Katie’s lost aunt, Judith’s long-gone lover. But they’re not the only ones to have come here looking for closure. The people of Cinderwich, a town hardly more than a skeleton itself, are staunchly resistant to the outsiders’ questions about Ellen and her killer. And the deeper the two women dig, the more rot they unearth … the closer they come to exhuming the evil that lies, hungering, at the roots of Cinderwich…

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