Wednesday, July 05, 2023

Q&A with Deborah Crossland

From my Q&A with Deborah Crossland, author of The Quiet Part Out Loud:
photo credit: Heather Jean Photography
How much work does your title do to take readers into the story?

For the longest time, this book was dubbed The Earthquake Book because I couldn’t find the right title. Then about halfway through the first draft, I realized The Quiet Part Out Loud would be the perfect title. As the description notes, one point of view takes place after a major earthquake, but there are also metaphorical earthquakes in the story, too. Sometimes when the tectonic plates shift, things that are hidden underground get exposed, and it’s no different with a metaphorical shift. As Mia embarks on her journey to find Alfie, she experiences this phenomenon where all the things she’d been suppressing bubble up to the surface, and she...[read on]
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The Page 69 Test: The Quiet Part Out Loud.

Q&A with Deborah Crossland.

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