Ginny Myers Sain on the inspirations for her supernatural YA thriller, Dark and Shallow Lies

This post was written by Ginny Myers Sain, author of Dark and Shallow Lies I often get asked what led me to write DARK AND SHALLOW LIES, my debut novel. It’s a dark, twisty story, and people seem to want to know where it came from. I know some authors can point to one single moment that shaped them into the writer they would become, but I can’t narrow it down quite that far. I can, however, point to three things in my life that seem completely unrelated but eventually led to a book deal. And…

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