Saturday, June 06, 2020

Q&A with Lindsay Wong

From my Q&A with Lindsay Wong, author of My Summer of Love and Misfortune:
How much work does your title do to take readers into the story?

My Summer of Love and Misfortune is a fantastic title that Jennifer Ung and the team at Simon Pulse came up with for the manuscript. It’s lively and fun and immediately captures what the book is about--a light-hearted escapist summer beach read about a girl who has horrible luck with falling for bad boys and general misfortune because of her terrible life choices. The previous title was The Summer I Learned Chinese, which is also great, but the team agreed that it was a title for a quieter book.

My Summer of Love and Misfortune essentially portrays the time-period in almost every young person’s life, where they go through a period of change and growth, and learn a little something about themselves and whether the relationships in their lives benefit or hurt them. Iris gets cheated on, dumped, and...[read on]
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Q&A with Lindsay Wong.

--Marshal Zeringue