A Regal House Zoom platform featuring discussion panel events for Regal House authors.
September 17, 7 p.m. EST: A Virtual Launch Celebration of Lifelike Creatures: Rebecca Baum in Conversation with Knee Deep author Karol Hoeffner.
If you missed the event, you can watch this Book Spiel episode here on Zoom.
“Rebecca Baum’s writing is honest and concise. She can conjure our humanity in a sentence, deftly revealing a humble decency or an utter depravity. Lifelike Creatures unapologetically displays our ability to abuse and our capacity to love. The perspectives of a daughter who is so easy to love and a mother who is so hard to forgive, are raw and wrenching. I could feel the fear and shame and rage of vibrant and resilient Tara Saint-Romain. I think every daughter will recognize the precipice of that age, and the tug of war of wanting both the protection of our mother and the freedom from her. I look forward to clearing more space for Rebecca Baum on my book shelf.”
— Téa Leoni
“Baum’s impressive debut is plainly told in vivid descriptions and unapologetic language. She handles the struggle between love and blame in parent-child relationships honestly and beautifully in the face of addiction and environmental corruption.”
“Knee Deep is a love letter to New Orleans that is written for young adults and new adults but will tug at the heartstrings of readers of all ages… Hoeffner’s ability to create a young adult novel, that is also an interracial romance, a historical fiction, and a paranormal thriller is astounding and creates a story that is unlike any other… Knee Deep is a literary storm of a novel wrapped in Mardi Gras beads and drenched in gumbo. If you are a lover of New Orleans like I am, then you will fall head over heels for this delightful novel!”
– Medium, awarded 5 out of 5 stars [read full review]