Novella Review: Christmas in Dogtown by Suzanne Johnson


May Contain Spoilers


Christmas in Dogtown is a short, sweet read of about 30 pages.  Protagonist Resa is having a rough year.  She lost her job when her company downsized, her boyfriend dumped her shortly after, and now her house is about to go into foreclosure.  When her ailing uncle asks her to help with the family business during the holidays, she can’t refuse him.  Though she’d rather do just about anything  other than help him make sausage, she doesn’t have the heart to deny him when he needs her help.  She has avoided her rural hometown and hates going home with her tail between her legs, but family is family.

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Interview with Rachel Van Dyken, Author of Elect


Please welcome Rachel Van Dyken to the virtual offices this morning!

[Manga Maniac Cafe] Describe yourself in 140 characters or less.

[Rachel Van Dyken] Starbucks addicted author who loves reading as much as she loves writing and thinks the world would be a happier place if everyone sang instead of talked.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you tell us a little about The Elect?

[Rachel Van Dyken]  The Elect are a group of friends who grew up together in the mafia underworld. They formed an alliance when they were little because they wanted to protect those who couldn’t protect themselves. On the outside they appear privileged and mean–when really they are the exact opposite.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] How did you come up with the concept and the characters for the story?

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