Dawn Ruth Wilson’s 2013 debut novel The Night Walker’s Song is now available on Amazon.com and in bookstores.
The Night Walker’s Song interweaves the voices of three characters whose lives intersect through the needless deaths of yellow fever victims in the city’s final outbreak in 1905.
Jo Nell James, a woman looking for a new start, Archibald Carrier, a crime reporter whose career is on the skids; and Mother Edna Williams, a housekeeper turned spiritualist minister, all must face the consequences of their own secrets as they reveal the shocking truth of a long-dead family’s past.
Dawn Ruth Wilson transfers a deep knowledge of New Orleans, gained by two decades of writing for the Times-Picayune newspaper, into a suspenseful tale about how the dead can endanger the living. An award-winning journalist, she currently writes about education and culture for New Orleans Magazine.
She lives in New Orleans surrounded by queen palms and jasmine with Jaime, the Zen cat, and Rosie, the poodle.