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Justin Arnold to Participate in the Kentucky Book Festival with “Wicked Little Things”

Justin Arnold to Participate in the Kentucky Book Festival with “Wicked Little Things”

August 24, 2023





What will Kentucky Book Festival visitors find on your table?

Readers will find my most recent title Wicked Little Things, which is a spooky and queer Young Adult novel about a recently out teenager who discovers he is a witch and joins a coven to hunt down a serial killer.



Whom do you invite to stop by? Who will benefit from reading your book?

Any reader of young adult, be they teen or teen-at-heart, or fans of things like Sabrina the Teenage Witch and AHS: Coven. Anyone feeling a little powerless or in need of a chosen family might especially connect with Dane’s journey.


Could you please tell us something curious about you and/or your book?

As the book is set in the Bluegrass region, readers may get a kick out of a scene in the book set on Nicholasville Road, and may notice some hints about the book’s primary fictional setting that give away the location of its real-life inspiration.


Is this your first time participating in Kentucky Book Festival? If yes – what are you looking forward to the most? If you’ve participated before – what was your favorite experience at the Festival?

This is my first time! I’m most excited about connecting with readers in-person and interacting with fellow authors in a new way.



Justin Arnold is a storyteller, occasional comedian, and junk food connoisseur. Wicked Little Things is the story of the recently outed 16-year-old Dane Craven who is forced to return to his unbearably small hometown of Jasper Hollow.