Beetiful designed the book cover for Thing-Talker by Kurt Wright.
Sam is finally feeling like he’s found a home in Pharris Point. While that home demands fighting off hungry, man-eating houseplants on occasion, who goes through life without some problems? As the local “Thing-Talker,” Sam is the one the supernatural community has learned to turn to when things go wrong in nature.
And things have definitely gone wrong.
When he’s hired by a group of druids to help with a murder that’s occurred in their woods–a murder Sam is uniquely capable of assisting with–Sam is left with two options: Find the killer and finally join the druid community he’s longed to be a part of for so long, or get out of Pharris Point before those same druids come for blood.
The choice is easy for Sam, but among a faction of violent druids who are less than keen about a Thing-Talker join their ranks, a ninja who keeps showing up at the crime scenes, and a mage who turns nature itself against innocents, he certainly has his work cut out for him.
Kurt Wright is a father, husband, teacher, and, sometimes, even a writer. He enjoys spending time with his family, cooking weird dishes, and playing board games. He does not enjoy writing about himself in the third-person and worries that it comes off as extremely pretentious to readers, but how else is an unproven, unpublished author supposed to trick people into buying his novel? He received a B. A. in Creative Writing and a M.S. in Education from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, but feels like the vast majority of what he has learned has come from a lot of reading and a lot of writing. Whether he is playing a video game, reading a pick-your-path book, or listening to his favorite podcasts, Kurt loves interacting with texts in any way that he can. That is, again, excluding an author bio he has to write about himself.