Saturday, July 16, 2022

Q&A with Liz Alterman

From my Q&A with Liz Alterman, author of The Perfect Neighborhood:

About the book, from the publisher:
How much work does your title do to take readers into the story?

The title does a lot of heavy lifting when it comes to drawing readers into the story. The title is a wink to the reader, alerting them that this community is anything but “perfect.”

My working title was People in Your Neighborhood taken from a line of dialogue: “Who’s more dangerous: the stranger who picks you up on a highway or the people in your neighborhood?” But in looking at it I’m glad the publisher suggested a change as it's a mouthful and would take up quite a bit of real estate on the cover.

The novel explores the notion that you can think you’ve found an ideal community to raise your family but you really never know what’s going on inside your neighbors’ homes, and I think the title...[read on]
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Q&A with Liz Alterman.

--Marshal Zeringue