Thursday, July 14, 2022

Q&A with Barbara Graham

From my Q&A with Barbara Graham, author of What Jonah Knew: A Novel:
How much work does your title do to take readers into the story?

I hope the title of my psychological thriller, What Jonah Knew, intrigues readers and makes them want to find out exactly what it is that Jonah knew. The reveal drives the novel’s narrative.

What's in a name?

Jonah’s name is important. When Jonah is born, his dad, Matt, asks Lucie, the baby’s mom, “You really want to name him after the guy in the Old Testament who gets eaten by a whale?” Lucie replies: “Yes, because he gets tossed back up on land three days later, unhurt. So actually it’s a hero’s story.” Lucie believes the name will confer extra resilience on their son. Which, as it turns out...[read on]
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The Page 69 Test: What Jonah Knew.

Q&A with Barbara Graham.

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