Friday, June 30, 2023

Q&A with Linda Kao

From my Q&A with Linda Kao, author of A Crooked Mark:
How much work does your title do to take readers into the story?

I think it does a lot! It’s an immediate hint that this story is going to be dark and suspenseful, and the very first line of the book confirms it: “I don’t know how it feels when the Devil scratches a soul.” The title came to me early on, and it stayed throughout the first draft to the final version. I especially like how it gains meaning as the story progresses and the questions and consequences surrounding the Mark become clear.

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Q&A with Linda Kao.

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