Kelsey McKinney is a writer, reporter, and co-owner of Defector.com. She has written cover stories on Olivia Munn, in-depth looks at how a producer created the most dangerous monster of the 21st Century and everything in between.
Her debut novel, God Spare the Girls, is a family drama about two sisters who uncover a disturbing secret about their father. The two handle it very differently and the book follows their family story through mega-churches in Texas to their most intimate moments where everything is questioned.
Debutiful asked McKinney to answer the reoccurring questionnaire A Life of Books so readers can get to know her better.
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Deepa Anappara spent over a decade as a journalist in India where she reported on poverty, religion, and education. Her work resulted in multiple awards and recognitions. Her novel, Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line, builds on those themes she wrote about.
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The Churchgoer by Patrick Coleman is an engrossing noir that tackles religion, faith, and morality. Set in Southern California during the early-2000s, it follows a former Evangelical pastor turned blue-collar worker and surfer. His world gets turned upside-down when his coworker is murdered and a new woman in his life go missing on the same night.
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Sarah Blake‘s debut novel is set during the Great Flood, which has been told and re-told throughout history. You probably know it as the story of Noah and his Ark. Blake decided that the version wasn’t enough. She dug and found Naamah, Noah’s wife.
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