Monday, June 29, 2020

Q&A with Gennifer Choldenko

From my Q&A with Gennifer Choldenko, author of Orphan Eleven:
How much work does your title do to take readers into the story?

The title Orphan Eleven is designed to work on two levels. The first level is to make a reader interested in opening the novel. Once you begin reading the book, the title operates like a puzzle. Orphan Eleven is not paid off until chapter 25 (of 36). But some readers may figure out why the book is named Orphan Eleven before this reveal. I like to think that both readers who guess and readers who don’t will feel an ah-hah moment once they understand...[read on]
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--Marshal Zeringue