Episode 3.09 – Savannah Spirits: Ghosts and Whiskey with Jennifer Soucy

Welcome to the Ink Heist podcast, which is devoted to dark genre fiction, featuring hosts Rich Duncan, Shane Douglas Keene, Laurel Hightower and a whole bevy of authors and other interesting guests for your listening and enlightening pleasure. We are a very irreverent, often linguistically explicit broadcast so we highly recommend you use discretion when listening around easily influenced young ones or anyone who is easily offended. We would like to thank the band Secret Smoker for allowing us to use their song “Crushed by Air” to kick-off and finish the podcast. This week, we’re excited to have the opportunity to welcome Jennifer Soucy to the show to celebrate the release of her latest novel, Clementine’s Awakening, which is out now through Silver Shamrock Publishing!

In Clementine’s Awakening, Clementine starts a new job at O’Hara’s Pub for a chance to start her own life and maybe make some new friends. One of her new friends is Rosemary, a young woman who was murdered and is trapped for eternity in O’Hara’s. They strike up a friendship and Rosemary protects Clementine when people treat her poorly. But their friendship soon attracts a dangerous spirit, and as increasingly dangerous events take place at the pub, Clementine and Rosemary must find a way to stop him before he plunges the city into chaos. Clementine’s Awakening is an exciting Southern Gothic novel that features plenty of creepy scenes and a beautifully vivid portrayal of Savannah. It’s a great introduction to Jennifer’s work and you’ll definitely want to read it as she just signed a six book deal with Silver Shamrock Publishing!

Throughout the course of the episode, we talked about her Silver Shamrock deal, ghost stories, mixing genres, writing YA, expensive booze, beta readers, upcoming projects and so much more. We had a lot of fun recording this episode and hanging out with Jennifer. We hope you guys enjoy the conversation as much as we did!

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