Friday, September 25, 2020

Q&A with Margaret Mizushima

From my Q&A with Margaret Mizushima, author of Hanging Falls: A Timber Creek K-9 Mystery:
How much work does your title do to take readers into the story?

Hanging Falls, the title of the sixth Timber Creek K-9 Mystery, is all about setting, and from page one it’s meant to move the reader right up a mountain trail along with Deputy Mattie Cobb, the book’s protagonist. At the end of that trail lies a pristine lake, a sparkling jewel sheltered by mountain peaks and fed by a waterfall carrying runoff from rain and melting snowfields. Unfortunately, the serenity of the setting is shattered when Mattie and her K-9 partner discover a body snagged within the boughs of a felled pine floating at the edge of the lake.

In 2015 my editor and I discussed the title of...[read on]
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--Marshal Zeringue