Friday, January 30, 2015

Spotlight on The Red Road by Jenni Wiltz

Publication Date: January 26, 2015
Decanter Press
Formats: eBook, Paperback
Pages: 357

Genre: Literary Fiction/Women’s Fiction

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.

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About the Author

Jenni 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.
For more information on Jenni Wiltz or to subscribe to her newsletter, please visit her website. You can also connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest, YouTube, and Goodreads.

The Red Road Blog Tour Schedule

Monday, January 26
Review at Broken Teepee
Wednesday, January 28
Guest Post at Curling Up By the Fire
Thursday, January 29
Friday, January 30
Spotlight at A Literary Vacation
Sunday, February 1
Wednesday, February 4


  1. Thanks so much for hosting me on your blog! If readers have any questions, I'll answer pretty much anything.

    I love the design of your blog - especially the old photos in the background!

    1. Wow, thank you so much Jenni for stopping by my blog and your kind compliments...that means the world to me :)! And thank you for answering their questions!! The book sounds wonderful!