Friday, November 10, 2023

Q&A with Amy Hagstrom

From my Q&A with Amy Hagstrom, author of The Wild Between Us: A Novel:
How much work does your title do to take readers into the story?

I believe my title, The Wild Between Us, does a succinct job of drawing the reader into the story. It works on several levels because the 'us' can refer to several relationships in the book: the distance between the two protagonists, the distance between them and their search subjects, or even the distance of the decade and a half that has separated them. The 'wild' is fairly self-explanatory, especially paired with the cover of mountains, a lake, and topographical lines. This book is clearly set in the wilderness. This wilderness, the Sierra Nevada mountains, serves as a secondary character in its own right, and I do think it deserves title billing.

How surprised would your teenage reader self be by your new novel?

My teenage reader self would...[read on]
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The Page 69 Test: The Wild Between Us.

Q&A with Amy Hagstrom.

--Marshal Zeringue