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Fantasy Author Silvia Moreno-Garcia - Mexican Gothic

When it comes to front runner books, Mexican Gothic by fantasy author, Silvia Moreno-Garcia has clearly earned a top spot.Noted on Amazon as one of the best books of the year by Vanity Fair, NPR, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, Marie Clair, Library Journal, Tordotcom, Library Reads, and Book Riot, Mexican Gothic may also be coming to TV soon.

The spooky thriller has also garnered interest from film producers as well.  Deadline reported that talk show host Kelly Ripa and her actor husband Mark Consuelos’ Milojo Productions acquired the rights to develop the fiction fantasy book for television. They’ll serve as producers with ABC Signature, and Mexican Gothic will be produced as a TV series in partnership with Hulu.  Want to know what this spooky historical fantasy thriller is about?

MEXICAN GOTHIC by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Mexican Gothic by fantasy author, Silvia Moreno-GarciaAfter receiving a frantic letter from her newly-wed cousin begging for someone to save her from a mysterious doom, Noemí Taboada heads to High Place, a distant house in the Mexican countryside. She’s not sure what she will find—her cousin’s husband, a handsome Englishman, is a stranger, and Noemí knows little about the region.

Noemí is also an unlikely rescuer: She’s a glamorous debutante, and her chic gowns and perfect red lipstick are more suited for cocktail parties than amateur sleuthing. But she’s also tough and smart, with an indomitable will, and she is not afraid: Not of her cousin’s new husband, who is both menacing and alluring; not of his father, the ancient patriarch who seems to be fascinated by Noemí; and not even of the house itself, which begins to invade Noemi’s dreams with visions of blood and doom.

Her only ally in this inhospitable abode is the family’s youngest son. Shy and gentle, he seems to want to help Noemí, but might also be hiding dark knowledge of his family’s past. For there are many secrets behind the walls of High Place. The family’s once colossal wealth and faded mining empire kept them from prying eyes, but as Noemí digs deeper she unearths stories of violence and madness.

And Noemí, mesmerized by the terrifying yet seductive world of High Place, may soon find it impossible to ever leave this enigmatic house behind. ~ BUY NOW


According to Penguin Random House, Moreno-Garcia says, “I am excited to see the novel come to life and to meet the talented, diverse crew and cast members that will take us on this journey.” Readers will have to be patient as according to The Bibliofile Book Review, author Moreno-Garcia is reported to have said: “As far as what the show will cover, we haven’t done much planning for it yet. We think it will be between 8 and 10 episodes max at this point. We need to find a screenwriter or screenwriters and figure out the story structure, which we haven’t mapped out yet. We also haven’t decided whether the story will be linear or non-linear, but it is supposed to be a self-contained TV mini-series. Because of the time length that we are talking about, there’s probably going to be an expansion of certain storylines that is not present in the original novel, but we haven’t gone in and said exactly what that might look like.”

The Write DNA reached out to author Silvia Moreno-Garcia, who said that there are no additional updates on the project at this time. If you want to stay in the loop, be sure to get your hands on a copy of Mexican Gothic by fantasy author, Silvia Moreno-Garcia today.


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