Monday, July 03, 2023

Q&A with David Housewright

From my Q&A with David Housewright, author of In a Hard Wind: A Twin Cities P.I. Mac McKenzie Novel:
How much work does your title do to take readers into the story?

I like book titles that are provocative. Take a glance at mine – Dracula Wine, From The Grave, First Kill The Lawyers, Unidentified Woman #15, and Dead Boyfriends to list a few – and you’ll see that they were all chosen both to represent the content of the book and make the reader stop and ask “What is this about?” For example, there’s a phrase that people in law enforcement use when referring to suspects that remain at large, especially those that have already been identified – they’re “in the wind.” Nearly half of my novel In A Hard Wind deals with…[read on]
Learn more about the book and author at David Housewright's website and Facebook page.

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