Episode 202 – “The Wiregrass”

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The Newbie Writers’ Podcast

Guest: Pam Webber

http://pamwebber.com/

 

The Wiregrass: A Novel

Nettie has spent every summer of her life in the Southern Wiregrass town of Crystal Springs, Alabama. This year, she hopes the small town’s relaxed pace will give her a break from the unrelenting physical and emotional changes of puberty. But a chance encounter with Mitchell, a seductively handsome yet secretive young man, turns Nettie’s summer plans and her heart upside down. As their relationship grows, Nettie realizes Mitchell is harboring a dark and dangerous secret―one that, when revealed, rocks the core of the sleepy little town and has Nettie and those she loves running for their lives.

Pam Webber is a nationally certified nurse practitioner and award-winning university-level nursing educator. She has published numerous articles and co-authored four editions of a nursing textbook. Pam resides in Virginia’s Northern Shenandoah Valley with her husband. The Wiregrass is her first novel.

Prompt:

Worst valentine greeting ever. If you haven’t received one, what would one sound like? Look like? How big would a bad valentine card be? How small would the most excellent valentine be?

 

Word of the Week:

A.Word.A.Day

with Anu Garg

expergefacient

PRONUNCIATION:

(eks-puhr-juh-FAY-shuhnt)

 

MEANING:

adjective: Awakening or arousing.
noun: A drug or other agent that awakens or arouses.

 

ETYMOLOGY:

From Latin expergefacere (to awaken), from expergisci (to become awake) + facere (to make or do). Earliest documented use: 1821.

 

USAGE:

“These symptoms of nervous excitement, brought on by an overdose of the expergefacient, soon passed off, and next day he was himself again.”
American Journal of Insanity; Vol. 21; 1965.

 

Tortured Sentence:

The World According to Student Bloopers

Richard Lederer
St. Paul’s School

Many of the Indian heroes were killed, along with their cabooses, which proved very fatal to them.

 

Next week:

Sommer Nectarhoff, author

 


 

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