Author’s full name Danika Stone
What is your latest release and what genre is it? Edge of Wild, published by Stonehouse, May 2016, is a thriller
Quick description: Transplanted from New York City to the tiny mountain town of Waterton, Alberta with the task of saving a floundering new hotel, Rich Evans is desperate to return to the city as soon as he can. The locals seem unusually hostile towards his efforts, or maybe even menacing, and was that a cougar on his door-step last night? As Rich begins to wonder whether his predecessor disappeared of his own accord, he finds himself strongly drawn to Louise Newman, the garage mechanic who is fixing his suddenly unreliable BMW, and the only person in Waterton who doesn’t seem desperate to run him out of town. As Rich works on the hotel, the town is torn apart by a series of gruesome, unsolved murders. With Louise as his only ally in a town that seems set against him, Rich can’t help but wonder: will he be the next victim?
Danika Stone is an author, artist, and educator who discovered a passion for writing fiction while in the throes of her Masters thesis. A self-declared bibliophile, Danika now writes novels for both adults (Edge of Wild, The Intaglio Series and Ctrl Z) and teens (All the Feels). When not writing, Danika can be found hiking in the Rockies, planning grand adventures, and spending far too much time online. She lives with her husband, three sons, and a houseful of imaginary characters in a windy corner of Alberta, Canada.
What are you working on now?
I’m currently editing the sequel to Edge of Wild, another murder-mystery set in Waterton called Hinterland. It follows Rich’s trial, and gives insight into the history of Louise Newman.
Danika’s reading recommendation:
One of my all-time favorite non-fiction books is On Writing by Stephen King. Whenever I am in the midst of editing hell, I return to it. It gives me perspective when few other things do.