Spotlight: The Red Road by Jenni Wiltz

The Red RoadPublication Date: January 26, 2015 by Decanter Press
Formats: eBook, Paperback
Pages: 357
Genre: Literary Fiction/Women’s Fiction

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What it’s about:

Honor student Emma knows more about galvanic cell diagrams than guns. College is the only way out of her gang-ridden hometown, but her parents can’t afford it.

When her unemployed dad lands a job as a census taker, things start looking up. But he’s sent deep into East Malo Verde, where gang members rule the streets and fear anyone with a badge who knocks on doors. One night, a gang member mistakes him for a cop and beats him savagely, leaving him for dead.

Her best friends, her chem lab partner, her mom, and the detective assigned to the case all try to convince her to focus on school. But school won’t prepare her for a world that ignores a crime against a good man. Emma must decide what’s more important: doing what’s expected, or doing what she feels is right . . . even if it leads her down a dark and dangerous path of revenge.

The Red Road is about a girl in turmoil, coming of age as she discovers the depths – and the limits – of friendship, first love, and the bond between parents and their children.

*Contains strong language, mild violence, but no sexual situations.

About the author:

Jenni WiltzJenni Wiltz writes fiction and creative nonfiction. She’s won national writing awards for creative nonfiction and romantic suspense, including a 2011 Romance Writers of America Kiss of Death Chapter’s Daphne du Maurier Award for her novel, The Cherbourg Jewels. She also writes thrillers, historical fiction, and paranormal romance, and you may have seen her short stories in The Portland Review, Gargoyle, and the Sacramento News & Review. After earning bachelor’s degrees in English and history and a Master’s degree in English, she worked as a web editor, a copywriter, and a USAID grant program coordinator, which gave her the opportunity to travel to Kenya. When she’s not writing, she enjoys reading, sewing, running, and genealogical research. She lives in Pilot Hill, California and has not yet struck gold in her backyard.

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5 thoughts on “Spotlight: The Red Road by Jenni Wiltz

    1. Too Fond Post author

      You’re very welcome, Jenni! I’m really looking forward to digging into the book and should have a review up later in the month. I may come back to you with questions of my own. 🙂

      1. Jenni Wiltz

        Ask away anytime! So far, most readers have been wanting to know how much is true and how much I made up. But I won’t say any more than that because I don’t want to spoil anything for you!

  1. Pingback: Review: The Red Road by Jenni Wiltz | Too Fond

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