Thu, 02/25/2016 - 11:00am to 11:30am
Diane Les Becquets on Her New Novel "Breaking Wild"
We speak with Diane Les Becquets about her new novel BREAKING WILD, which was informed by the years she spent working and living in Colorado and by her own experiences as an outdoorswoman and hunter. BREAKING WILD was chosen as an Indie Next pick for February.
The novel features two strong women characters, Amy Raye, who becomes lost in the woods of Colorado, and Pru, who becomes obsessed with finding her. The story assumes the white-knuckled pace of a thriller laying bare Amy Raye’s struggle to remain alive despite harrowing conditions, and Pru’s dogged pursuit of the woman who, against all odds, she believes she can find.
Diane Les Becquets is a faculty member and former director of the MFA Program in Fiction and Non-Fiction at Southern New Hampshire University. In addition to teaching creative writing, she has worked as a medical journalist; an archaeology assistant; a marketing consultant; a sand and gravel dispatcher; a copywriter; and a lifeguard, and is also an avid outdoorswoman. A native of Nashville, she spent almost fourteen years living in a small Colorado ranching town before moving to New Hampshire.