Chilling Reads for Halloween: Interview with author Lindsey R. Loucks

Today I have my fellow Crescent Moon Press author Lindsey R Loucks here to talk about writing and her books. As you can see, her books fit perfectly for this time of year with Halloween just around the corner.

Single tree in field during winter 2The Grave Winner

by Lindsey R. Loucks

Leigh Baxton is terrified her mom will come back from the dead — just like the prom queen did.

While the town goes beehive over the news, Leigh bikes to the local cemetery and buries some of her mom’s things in her grave to keep her there. When the hot and mysterious caretaker warns her not to give gifts to the dead, Leigh cranks up her punk music and keeps digging.

She should have listened.

Two dead sorceresses evicted the prom queen from her grave to bury someone who offered certain gifts. Bury them alive, that is, then resurrect them to create a trio of undead powerful enough to free the darkest sorceress ever from her prison inside the earth.

With help from the caretaker and the dead prom queen, Leigh must find out what’s so special about the gifts she gave, and why the sorceresses are stalking her and her little sister. If she doesn’t, she’ll either lose another loved one or have to give the ultimate gift to the dead – herself.

The Grave Winner Links:


1333x2000What Gifts She Carried (The Grave Winner #2)

by Lindsey R. Loucks

Leigh Baxton just wants to pick up the pieces of her life—if you could call it that—but someone keeps resurrecting the dead. These new zombies have a knack for spilling Leigh’s precious blood, something she was warned about by a certain pair of undead sorceresses.

Desperate to find out why they’re here so Leigh can put the nightmares behind her, she must learn more about the gifts she carries. With Tram’s training sessions and clues from her mom’s past, Leigh begins to piece together what she’s capable of.

Too bad there isn’t a Cliff’s Notes version to saving the world.

The zombies have teamed up with followers of the darkest sorceress who ever lived, and they’ll play a wicked game until she’s freed from her prison inside the earth. When the battle to the death begins, Leigh must rely on friends, crushes, and even her enemies to win the war, but not the grave.

What Gifts She Carried Links:


  • REBECCA: Thanks Lindsey for coming on over to my blog today to talk about writing and your books. How long have you wanted to be an author? Did something in particular spark your interest?

LINDSEY: When I was about eight years old, my parents bought me my very own desk for a present, which I thought was the coolest thing ever! It made me feel so important, so I immediately sat down at it and began writing my very first story. I’ve been writing ever since, though at different desks!

  • REBECCA: I bet they were happy to see you use it so wisely. What genre(s) do you write and why?

LINDSEY: I write mostly paranormal, fantasy, horror type stuff, but I recently started a straight-up contemporary. It feels a little weird not having zombies and ghosts stirring up trouble all over the place, but I’m enjoying the stretch on my imagination.

  • REBECCA: Lol. :) Tell us a little about your books.

LINDSEY: The Grave Winner and its sequel What Gifts She Carried is about a teen girl who has just lost her mom. While she tries to deal with that devastation, various people in the local graveyard begin waking up. It’s YA horror that’s best read with a light on, unless you’re feeling exceptionally brave.

  • REBECCA: Sounds like a fun read for this Halloween week. What’s something spooky readers can look forward to in your books?

LINDSEY: Without giving too much away, I love to tap into people’s real fears, including my own. One thing that terrifies me is a long, empty hallway. I think it’s the possibility that anything could be lurking behind a closed door… So, yep, there are a few long, empty hallways in my books!

  • REBECCA: Yikes! Do you like being scared yourself? Do you watch freaky movies or go to haunted houses?

LINDSEY: I can’t get enough of being scared! My boyfriend doesn’t like scary movies, which is fine with me. I get to watch them alone and in the dark, the perfect way to experience them!

If by haunted houses, you mean the kind that are made around Halloween, then no, I don’t go to those because I’m not into jump scares. If you mean the real kind, I would love to go to one!

  • REBECCA: Wow. You are brave. I’m not a scary movie person or haunted house person (real or fictional). More power to you. What project are you working on now?

LINDSEY: I’m still pecking away on that contemporary, plotting out the third book to The Grave Winner series, and plotting a sequel to a ghost story in space that will hopefully be released soon. I’m excited about all of it!

  • REBECCA: Sounds like you have a lot of fun writing stuff going on. Thanks so much for taking the time to visit this week and share about your books. Good luck with your writing, Lindsey! You can check out Lindsey’s books and website in the links above and below.


authorphoto2 (426x640) (426x640)Bio:

Lindsey R. Loucks works as a school librarian in rural Kansas. When she’s not discussing books with anyone who will listen, she’s dreaming up her own stories. Eventually her brain gives out, and she’ll play hide and seek with her cat, put herself in a chocolate induced coma, or watch scary movies alone in the dark to reenergize.

She’s been with her significant other for almost two decades.


2 thoughts on “Chilling Reads for Halloween: Interview with author Lindsey R. Loucks

  1. Sounds scary. I might have to have every light on in the house and people on both sides of me (preferably not zombies) as I read these. Great interview!

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