Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Carter Wilson takes us on a suspenseful search...

Today we are pleased to welcome Carter Wilson to CLC. His latest thriller, The Father She Went to Find, released last week and it sounds really suspenseful! 

Carter Wilson is the USA Today bestselling author of eight critically acclaimed, standalone psychological thrillers. He is an ITW Thriller Award finalist, a five-time winner of the Colorado Book Award, and his works have been optioned for television and film. Carter lives outside of Boulder, Colorado. Dynamic and compelling, he now hosts his own podcast, Making It Up, interviewing authors like S.A. Cosby, Daniel Handler, Stuart Turton, Xio Axelrod, and Julie Clark to talk shop and riff an original story live. The result is a charming, authentic peek into the writing process.

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Penny has never met anyone smarter than her. That’s par for the course when you’re a savant—one of less than one hundred in the world. But despite her photographic memory and super-powered intellect, there’s one mystery Penny’s never been able to solve: why did her father leave when she was in a coma at age seven, and where is he now?

On Penny’s twenty-first birthday, she receives a card in the mail from him, just as she has every year since he left. But this birthday card is different. For the first time ever, there’s a return address. And a goodbye.

Penny doesn’t know the world beyond her mother’s house and the special school she’s attended since her unusual abilities revealed themselves, but the mystery of her father’s disappearance becomes her new obsession. For the first time ever she decides to leave home, to break free of everything that has kept her safe, and use her gifts to answer the questions that have always eluded her. What Penny doesn’t realize is she might not be able to outsmart a world far more complicated and dangerous than she’d ever imagined… (Courtesy of Carter's website.)

"Buckle up. Watch out. And don't try to predict anything! The supremely talented Carter Wilson has crafted a uniquely unpredictable and absolutely immersive story starring one of the most fascinating characters you'll ever meet. A Beautiful Mind takes a life-and-death road trip in this battle of wits, maze of psychological suspense, and heartbreaking family drama. I was riveted to every page."
—Hank Phillippi Ryan, USA Today bestselling author of One Wrong Word

"In his latest page-turning and deeply psychological novel, Carter Wilson has deftly crafted one of the most compelling and unique characters you'll read this year! I was glued to every word. 
—Wendy Walker, Bestselling author of What Remains

What is a favorite compliment you have received on your writing? 
You kept me up all night.

What have you learned from writing your previous novels that you applied to The Father She Went to Find
Trust my instinct and find the voice that comes naturally.

What is one thing you would tell the debut novelist version of yourself? 
Be really, really patient. This is a tough industry and success comes slowly (if at all).

What is the last movie you saw that you would recommend? 
American Fiction. I loved it.

If we were to visit you, what are some places you would take us to see? 
Well, my life is pretty boring so you’d definitely see the dog park I take my Golden twice per day. But Boulder is beautiful, so if you’re up for a hike we’d go check out the Flatirons.

What is the last thing you had a really good laugh about? 
Me driving my car nearly off a ravine right before I had to moderate a writing panel.

Thanks to Carter for visiting with us and to Kaye Publicity for facilitating the interview.

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