Last month, I had the honor of attending Amy Christine Parker's launch for her debut book, Gated. If you haven't read it, you will definitely want to check it out. It's about a teenage girl named Lyla, who is raised in a cult and finds herself questioning their teachings. It's a thriller. It's contemporary. It's a romance. It's got it all. But anyway, onto the party.
First, Amy read a section from the first chapter.
Then, she answered some questions and discussed the cults she researched in order to write the book. It's fascinating stuff, delving into the minds of people who lead and join cults. After the questions, she signed copies of her books and took photos with everyone.
Just look at that cake. Yum!
Amy is critique partner, but I'm definitely a fan of hers too, and I can't wait for the next book.
If you want to read more of Amy's writing, check out our short story blog, Fiction Femme Fatale.