Friday, October 15, 2021

"Trailer Park Trickster"

David R. Slayton grew up in Guthrie, Oklahoma, where finding fantasy novels was pretty challenging and finding fantasy novels with diverse characters was downright impossible. Now he lives in Denver, Colorado and writes the books he always wanted to read. His debut, White Trash Warlock, was published in October 2020 by Blackstone Publishing.

Slayton applied the Page 69 Test to his latest novel,  Trailer Park Trickster, the sequel to White Trash Warlock, and reported the following:
Page 69 of Trailer Park Trickster is a tense moment. Adam has returned to Guthrie, Oklahoma for the funeral of his beloved Great Aunt only to learn that sinister things are afoot and her death is anything but natural. On this page he’s realizing that Vic, his almost boyfriend, who he left behind in a panic over Sue, was trying to reach the funeral. Adam calls Jesse, Vic’s brother and learns that Vic should be there. Adam’s anxiety over his own behavior mixes with his grief and the new worry that Vic is missing. The page ends with Adam trying to contact Vic through the magical connection Adam formed when he saved Vic’s life in White Trash Warlock. The page ends before we can see how that goes.

I think readers would pick up the book based on this moment because it shows the connection between Adam and Vic, which while strained in this moment, is genuine. It’s one of readers’ favorite parts of the series, their relationship and one of mine too. It also gives you some insight into the danger Adam is facing, as the forces arrayed against him are beyond his meager abilities.
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My Book, The Movie: Trailer Park Trickster.

--Marshal Zeringue