How Psychology Drives Good Fiction, featuring Ana Reyes

Feb 13, 2023

Ana Reyes

At the heart of all good fiction are psychologically complex drives, character motives, and the layered paradoxes of human experience. And while we’re focusing on Ana Reyes and her recently released thriller, The House in the Pines, this week’s episode is an honoring of the depths of the human mind, how much our curiosity about what drives others lends itself to good storytelling. Enter the many layers of this conversation with us with your analyzing mind fully attuned!


Ana Reyes has an MFA from Louisiana State University. Her work has appeared in Bodega, Pear Noir, The New Delta Review, and elsewhere. She lives in Los Angeles where she teaches creative writing to older adults at Santa Monica College. The House in the Pines, her debut novel, is already a Reese Witherspoon book club pick and a New York Times bestseller.

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