Saturday, December 05, 2020

Q&A with S. J. Rozan

From my Q&A with S. J. Rozan, author of The Art of Violence: A Lydia Chin/Bill Smith Novel:
How much work does your title do to take readers into the story? 

A lot. Right away you know that art and violence are tangled together in this book. On page 1 you see the threat of violence. The art follows very quickly. (Side note: When we signed the contract the book had no title yet, so the contract refers to it as "UNTITLED #2." Any painter would use that for a canvas so I thought it would be a great title for the book. My publisher threw cold water all over that idea.)

What's in a name? 

As opposed to a book title...[read on]
Visit S.J. Rozan's website.

The Page 69 Test: Paper Son.

The Page 69 Test: The Art of Violence.

Q&A with S. J. Rozan.

--Marshal Zeringue