This post is a bit of a deviation from my usual horror author posts. But there is a reason. (At least there is this time.)
Lynn Emery considers her work to be in the thriller genre, and I agree with her assessment. The reason I wanted to feature Lynn on the Female Horror series of blog posts is due to how the media views the subject matter she writes about.
Emery does it right. She presents a series of books featuring LaShaun Rouselle, called “a voodoo priestess” by those around her. In practice, LaShawn is a Catholic and draws much of her strength and focus from her religion. There are several scenes where she grabs her rosary and prays for guidance before going out to confront evil.
Lynn was kind enough to speak with me about her writing process, success, and what voodoo means to a native Louisianan.