Sunday, March 12, 2023

MOTHERED in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

This is a slightly unconventional way to share a book review, but the article is behind a paywall so I can't post a link. Fortunately, as I live here in Pittsburgh, I was able to go out and buy a copy of today's Sunday paper. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has done consistently professional reviews of my books, and I'm incredibly grateful for that. 

Wednesday, March 1, 2023


It's officially Pub Day for MOTHERED and I'm excited to share some links that went live today!!

First up, my first ever interview with The Big Thrill (the magazine of the International Thriller Writers). I got to answer some legitimately interesting questions - which was, no pun intended, a big thrill for me.

I'm also quite proud of this essay I wrote exploring the usage and implications of the term "Unreliable Narrator." Check out Suspiciously Suspect: Who Is - and Isn't - An Unreliable Narrator?

And look at the March line-up for Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures!! 

EDITED TO ADD: My interview with Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle is now live (the print version goes on sale March 10, 2023). This was the first interview I ever did where I was encouraged to talk about personal things, so I feel like it's something of a milestone. Read the feature article here.

Wednesday, February 8, 2023


Here's something a little different: MOTHERED was featured on today's episode of Good Day PA! I love what Amy Impellizerri had to say about the book - and it looks like she's convinced one of the show's hosts to read it? 

You can watch the clip in its entirety (or fast forward to 3:22 to see MOTHERED's segment).

Friday, January 20, 2023

MOTHERED Launch Event

I am beyond thrilled to share that my first local event for MOTHERED will be at Carnegie Lecture Hall, as part of the "Made Local" program for Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures. I set a goal of appearing there someday while in the audience - a packed house! - for Queer Eye's Jonathan Van Ness. Now, I am not nearly as famous as Jonathan Van Ness so I'm sure it won't be standing-room-only, but I do hope that enough people show up so that it won't feel like a cavernous empty hall. 

As much as I'd love for you all to attend in person, you also have the option to attend virtually - and there are separate registration links for these options (and FREE either way). The event will be Thursday, March 16, 2023 at 6:00pm ET. White Whale Bookstore will be on hand to sell copies of my books - and of course I will be happy to sign them (or your previously purchased books). 

Click here to register to attend in person.

Click here to register to attend virtually.

Sunday, January 8, 2023

Trade Reviews for MOTHERED

We are thrilled to have received so many positive trade reviews for MOTHERED! To read the reviews in their entirety, go to MOTHERED's press pagewhere you will find the corresponding links under Coverage HighlightsI've posted a couple of the expanded blurbs below:

"Each of Stage's books explore the dark side of family bonds, all in their own extraordinary way. This one lays bare the true horror inherent in fables and folklore, and what Pandora lets out of her box seems negligible compared to what Grace unleashes." - Booklist (Starred Review)

"Stage thrusts dread upon readers from her book's first sentences and continues to escalate the tension with every page. A great choice for fans of intense psychological horror where nothing can be trusted and no one can look away from the emerging nightmare." - Library Journal

Monday, November 14, 2022

MOTHERED is on a roll...

This week is off to a great start for MOTHERED!! The entire team is thrilled to have been interviewed for a feature article in Publishers Weekly, where we discussed the creation of MOTHERED in a piece titled Mother and Daughter Face Off in Zoje Stage's New Thriller. You can read the full article here

And we're very grateful for this new blurb from New York Times bestselling author, Heather Gudenkauf. Here is the blurb in its entirety:

"Zoje Stage expertly explores the blurred lines between memory and nightmare in this deliciously twisty and riveting page-turner. An eerily crafted chiller set against the claustrophobic isolation of the pandemic, Mothered is a must-read for psychological thriller fans. No one chronicles the complicated, sometimes perilous intensity of mother-daughter relationships like Stage. Absorbing, unsettling, and magnetic - don't miss this dark gem of a novel." - Heather Gudenkauf, New York Times bestselling author of The Overnight Guest