Exclusive cover reveal and excerpt published today in CrimeReads for Nick Medina’s forthcoming debut novel, SISTERS OF THE LOST NATION!


A young Native girl’s hunt for answers about the women mysteriously disappearing from her tribe’s reservation lead her to delve into the myths and stories of her people, all while being haunted herself, in this atmospheric and stunningly poignant debut.

Anna Horn is always looking over her shoulder. For the bullies who torment her, for the entitled visitors at the reservation’s casino…and for the nameless, disembodied entity that stalks her every step—an ancient tribal myth come-to-life, one that’s intent on devouring her whole.
With strange and sinister happenings occurring around the casino, Anna starts to suspect that not all the horrors on the reservation are old. As girls begin to go missing and the tribe scrambles to find answers, Anna struggles with her place on the rez, desperately searching for the key she’s sure lies in the legends of her tribe’s past.  

When Anna’s own little sister also disappears, she’ll do anything to bring Grace home. But the demons plaguing the reservation—both ancient and new—are strong, and sometimes, it’s the stories that never get told that are the most important.

Part gripping thriller and part mythological horror, author Nick Medina spins an incisive and timely novel of life as an outcast, the cost of forgetting tradition, and the courage it takes to become who you were always meant to be.

You can find out more and pre-order the book here.

About the author:

Passionate about music, travel, and writing, Nick Medina is a college professor in the suburbs of Chicago. Having grown up one block from his paternal grandmother, an elder among the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana, Nick was enthralled by the stories she’d share about her upbringing on the tribe’s reservation. A member of the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe himself, Nick’s forthcoming debut novel, Sisters of the Lost Nation, was inspired by family stories, his experiences visiting the tribe’s reservation, and the ongoing epidemic of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls. Nick studied journalism and screenwriting, and his short stories have been published by short fiction outlets in the U.S. and the U.K. You can interact with him on Instagram (@nickmedinawrites) and Twitter (@medinanick).

Nick is represented by Amanda Orozco.