Beware The Wild Summary

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Natalie C. Parker is the writer of the Beware the Wild series of novels that have become some of the most popular novels in the Southern Gothic subgenre. She is also the founder of the annual workshops and retreats organized for established and aspiring writers called Madcap Retreats. She was raise in a Navy family and hence having a life full of adventure was something as commonplace as having fairy tales read to you. She attended the University of Southern Mississippi from where she graduated with a Bachelor in English before proceeding to the University of Cincinnati to earn her MA in Women’s Studies. When she is not so busy writing her novels or organizing her workshops and retreats she loves to collaborate with the University of Kansas …show more content…
She was fortunate to get an agent a year later but it was not until a complete rewrite that she sold the novel to a publisher. Unlike many of her contemporaries, she did not have a hard time getting offers for the novel as she had four offers from agents within a week of sending her queries. Her idea for her Beware the Wild series of novels came from living in the hot summers of southern Mississippi where she spent most of her childhood life. Following the lives of ordinary people in small Louisiana towns, they are slow languid fiction narratives best read under the lazily moving fan on a Sunday afternoon. The Southern Gothic goes beyond the discrimination, racism, and educational attainment, and the kindly old ladies making pie, the magnolia, swamps and …show more content…
Phin disappears after having a fight with his sister and heads for the swamp where he has not remerged from since morning. The swamp has always had a reputation of swallowing people, which has been steeped in myth and legend for decades. Yet the following day Sterling sees some stranger come out of the swamp and it is not her sibling. The stranger is Lenora May and everyone in the town believes she has always been Sterling’s sister except for Sterling. Suddenly no one has ever heard of Phin and Lenora May claims his place. Determined to find out the whereabouts of her sibling, and why everyone seems to have a faulty memory, she heads to the swamp to

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