Wednesday, February 02, 2022

Q&A with Allison Buccola

From my Q&A with Allison Buccola, author of Catch Her When She Falls: A Novel:
How much work does your title do to take readers into the story?

It took a few tries to get the right title for Catch Her When She Falls. My first working title was No Stone Unturned, the name of the online blog that digs into Emily’s death. But that centered the blog too much, which is only one source of the pressure on Micah to reexamine the past. Next was Safe Harbor, since, when we meet Micah, she’s fleeing her hometown and looking for help and refuge, and then Show Me How to Disappear, a more exciting version of the same idea. We finally landed on Catch Her When She Falls, and I think it does a good job capturing a few different aspects of the book. There is Emily’s literal fall, of course, which sets Micah’s whole story in motion, but Micah is also spiraling and in search of help, and it’s uncertain whether that help is going to...[read on]
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Q&A with Allison Buccola.

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