We are thrilled to partner with Buxton Books, our amazing on-campus bookstore, in hosting two incredible authors, Stacy Willingham and Lydia Fitzpatrick.
This powerful literary duo will discuss Willingham’s debut book, A Flicker In The Dark, which has recently been chosen by HBO for a new TV series, and will be produced by actress Emma Stone. The Southern thriller is filled with psychological torment, murder, and one woman’s journey from an adolescence filled with pain to an adulthood that looks much too similar. A masterfully done lyrical thriller, certain to be the launch of an amazing career for Willingham, A Flicker in the Dark is eerily compelling to the very last page.
Tickets for this event are $20.
About Stacy Willingham:
Stacy Willingham worked as a copywriter and brand strategist for various marketing agencies before deciding to write fiction full time. She earned her BA in Magazine Journalism from the University of Georgia and MFA in Writing from the Savannah College of Art & Design. Her first novel, A Flicker in the Dark, was published on January 11, 2022 by Minotaur Books and February 3, 2022 by HarperCollins UK. She currently lives in Charleston, South Carolina, with her husband, Britt, and her Labradoodle, Mako.
About Lydia Fitzpatrick:
Lydia Fitzpatrick’s work has appeared in the The O. Henry Prize Stories, The Best American Mystery Stories, One Story, Glimmer Train, and elsewhere. She was a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, a fiction fellow at the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing, and a recipient of an Elizabeth George Foundation grant. She graduated from Princeton University and received an MFA from the University of Michigan. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and daughters.
About the Book:
When Chloe Davis was twelve, six teenage girls went missing in her small Louisiana town. By the end of the summer, her own father had confessed to the crimes and was put away for life, leaving Chloe and the rest of her family to grapple with the truth and try to move forward while dealing with the aftermath. Now twenty years later, Chloe is a psychologist in Baton Rouge and getting ready for her wedding. While she finally has a fragile grasp on the happiness she’s worked so hard to achieve, she sometimes feels as out of control of her own life as the troubled teens who are her patients. So when a local teenage girl goes missing, and then another, that terrifying summer comes crashing back. Is she paranoid, seeing parallels from her past that aren’t actually there, or for the second time in her life, is Chloe about to unmask a killer?