The Writer’s Center presents a FREE virtual chat about the craft of fiction! We’re joined by novelist Melissa Scholes Young to discuss her new novel, The Hive. Melissa will be in conversation with Amy Freeman, essayist, fiction writer, and Development Director at The Writer’s Center.
RSVP below, and you’ll receive an email with the link for joining the chat via our video conferencing platform, Zoom, plus a reminder email on the day of the event. FREE and open to the public, all times Eastern. Limited space.
We encourage you to order a copy of the book from your local, independent bookseller or online from Bookshop.org.
Melissa Scholes Young is the author of the novels The Hive and Flood, and editor of Grace in Darkness and Furious Gravity, two anthologies of new writing by women writers. She is a contributing editor at Fiction Writers Review, and her work has appeared in the Atlantic, Washington Post, Poets & Writers, Ploughshares, Literary Hub and elsewhere. She has been the recipient of the Bread Loaf Bakeless Camargo Foundation Residency Fellowship and the Center for Mark Twain Studies’ Quarry Farm Fellowship. Born and raised in Hannibal, Missouri, she is currently an associate professor in Literature at American University.
About The Hive
The Hive is a novel of sisters, secrets, and survival.
The Fehler sisters wanted to be more than bug girls but growing up in a fourth- generation family pest control business in rural Missouri, their path was fixed. After Robbie Fehler’s sudden death, the surprising details of succession in his will are revealed. He’s left the company to a distant cousin, assuming the women of the family aren’t capable. As the mother’s long-term affair surfaces and her apocalypse prepper training intensifies, she wants to trade responsibility for romance. Facing an economic recession and new civil war amidst the backdrop of growing Midwestern fear and resentment, the Fehler sisters unite in their struggle to save the family foundation they’ve built.