Thursday, August 06, 2020

Q&A with Julie McElwain

From my Q&A with Julie McElwain, author of Shadows in Time:
How much work does your title do to take readers into the story?

When I came up with the idea of having a modern-day FBI agent involuntarily thrown back into England’s Regency era, I knew that I wanted to develop this as a series and I wanted to have the word “time” in the title, which then could be used as a through-line for the entire series. The title for the first book — A Murder in Time — was easy because it’s so straightforward. We’re literally dealing with the main character, Kendra Donovan, who finds herself in the early 19th century and is forced to solve a murder.

As a general rule of thumb, I want each title to relate to something that is happening in the book. In the latest installment, Shadows in Time, Kendra must deal with the shadowy past, both when she investigates the violent murder of a young man in a remote cottage and when a woman comes forward, claiming to be the Duke’s...[read on]
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