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Gold, Gore, and the Catholic Novelist: A Chat with Denise Mallett

Matt Nelson caught up with Catholic writer Denise Mallett to discuss the inspirations behind her work, her writing process, and her new book The Blood. With the print edition just released, The Blood is a sequel to her highly acclaimed first book, The Tree, published in 2021. She is continuing work on a third book in the trilogy. Denise Mallett (Pierlot) was born and raised in western Canada, the second daughter of Catholic evangelist Mark Mallett. At age thirteen, she began working on her first novel and completed The Tree at age nineteen. In 2015, she found herself on Prince Edward Island, where she met and married native islander Nicholas Pierlot. They are now raising their family in western Canada.  Matt Nelson: When…


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