Jennifer Finney Boylan on Writing Her Riveting Thriller, Long Black Veil

Jennifer Finney Boylan/Photo © Jim Bowdoin

Jennifer Finney Boylan is Professor of English at Colby College and the bestselling author of fourteen books, including She’s Not There, as well as the acclaimed novels The Planets and Getting In. Jennifer joined Lindsay, of Beaks & Geeks, to talk about her latest novel, Long Black Veil – a suspenseful thriller.

The novel takes place in the 1980s, and revolves around six college friends who accidentally get locked inside an abandoned prison – the Eastern State Penitentiary – only to find out that they are not alone. Jennifer talks about the process behind crafting this terrifying story, the prisons that we create for ourselves, and the ghosts of the past that haunt our present.

Tune in to the Beaks and Geeks episode below to hear Jenny discuss the influence of murder, historical figures, and the intrigue of the unknown on her writing, and be sure to check out her novel, Long Black Veil.