Welcome to Let’s Get Lit on Pure Fandom, where we chat with an author about their work, writing and their nerdy loves. In this edition of Let’s Get Lit, we chatted with Laura Kemp about her new novel, SNOW IN SUMMER, the sequel to her compelling supernatural mystery, EVENING IN THE YELLOW WOOD.
Pure Fandom: Congratulations on your recent book launch! Tell us a little about it!
Laura Kemp: Thank you! SNOW IN SUMMER is the sequel to EVENING IN YELLOW WOOD and tells the continuing story of Justine Cook as she struggles to protect the people she loves from a dark force that has hunted her family for generations.
SNOW IN SUMMER is the second book in this series. How many more are planned?
I have one final book in the Yellow Wood Series, bringing the total to 3.
What are you reading right now?
I just finished REBECCA by Daphne Du Maurier. Wow! An oldie but a goodie. I loved the language and setting and the slow build up. They just don’t write books like that anymore.
We know you are a big Stranger Things fan. Who is your favorite character on that show?
Will Byers. I’ve met Noah Schnapp and he is such a sweet person so I’m partial. Although Eleven is a pretty close second.
Hot chocolate, coffee or tea?
Coffee! McDonalds coffee, that is!
We have all been watching a lot of TV these days. What has been your favorite new (or new to you) watch of the pandemic?
I went nuts during quarantine. I’ve watched Outer Banks, Northern Rescue, Virgin River, The Haunting of Hill House (probably my favorite), Yellowstone (Okay, that’s my favorite) Big Sky and now we’re on to Cobra Kai. I love introducing my kids to the Karate Kid franchise that I remember so fondly. Now my eleven year old wants to take lessons!
What do you hope people take away from Justine in SNOW IN SUMMER?
I want people to know that you can have a rough start in life and still triumph over your past. That if you get up and keep trying, good things will happen. Don’t ever give up. She doesn’t.
What advice would you give to writers out there?
It’s a hard business, but focus on what you want to be as a writer, what you want your career to look like, not what OTHER people tell you it should look like, and follow that path. The right people and opportunities will come into your life organically if you keep your intentions pure.
Where can we find your book?