In this suoernaturally adventuresome edition of After Hours AM/America’s Most Haunted Radio — live Thursdays 9-11pE with hosts Joel Sturgis and Eric Olsen — we welcome novelist J.D. Horn whose brand new Jilo is the prequel to the wildly popular Witching Savannah trilogy. In Jilo the dark secrets of Savannah are intertwined with the story of the young Jilo Wills who rises to become a legendary part of the most powerful family of witches in the South. We will be talking with J.D. in the 10pE hour; in the 9pE hour Joel and Eric will review another wild week in paranormal and weird news. Join us live or for the recorded podcast right here!
Hearken back to 1950s Georgia, when King Cotton has fallen and Savannah, Georgia is known as the “beautiful woman with a dirty face,” its stately elegance faded by neglect, its soul withering from political corruption and racial injustice. Jilo is the stand alone backstory to one of the Witching Savannah series’ most vivid and beloved characters. Readers will be swept away by the resourceful and determined Jilo as she comes of age, strives to master formidable magical skills in the face of overwhelming adversity, and forges her strange destiny against the turbulent backdrop of the civil rights struggle in the American South. This Southern Gothic tale is filled with the occult, magic, and witches.
The origins of the famed Taylor witch family finds its roots with Jilo’s great-grandmother and grandmother, both who used their sorcery to influence the city’s power brokers. But the two matriarchs die before they can provide Jilo with a solid education in the magical arts. The young woman takes advantage of her family’s reputation and scant magical knowledge to create a “Mother Jilo” persona. But soon, Jilo is forced to accept the full weight of her legacy when it becomes clear she is the one that the mystical witch world has been waiting for. Jilo becomes the unbreakable link between the past and future witches of Savannah.
J.D. Horn was raised in rural Tennessee and has carried a bit of its red clay with him while traveling the world, from Hollywood to Paris to Tokyo. He studied French and Russian comparative literature as an undergrad. J.D. also holds an MBA in international business and worked as a financial analyst before becoming a novelist. Along with his spouse, Rich, and his furry coauthors, Duke and Sugar, J.D. divides his time between Black Butte Ranch, Oregon, and San Francisco, California. Previous titles in the bestselling Witching Savannah series are The Line, The Void, and The Source.