Sunday, March 14, 2021

Q&A with Alexandra Oliva

From my Q&A with Alexandra Oliva, author of Forget Me Not:
How much work does your title do to take readers into the story?
photo: Folrev Photography

At its core, Forget Me Not is about memory: the memories we cling to and the memories we can’t escape. My working title for the book was Remember This, but in talking titles with my publishing team, we realized that not only did a near-future thriller need a punchier title, but the real heart of the novel was less about the things we want to remember than it was about the things—and people—we are unable to forget. It was a subtle but important shift in tone that I think the title Forget Me Not captures beautifully. So I would say the title does a good bit of work, especially when combined with...[read on]
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