Friday, October 14, 2022

Q&A with Virginia Hartman

From my Q&A with Virginia Hartman, author of The Marsh Queen:
How much work does your title do to take readers into the story?

“The Marsh Queen” is the name of a fairy story told to Loni Murrow, the protagonist, by her father when she was a girl. In it, the fairy queen of the marsh is a being who can travel between the world of the living and the world of the dead. Loni believed it with all her might when she was younger, especially after her father died in the swamp. As an adult, she thinks she has put fairy stories behind her, but the richness of this one resonates into the present for her in surprising ways.

What's in a name?

I had fun naming the characters for this book. Loni is named after...[read on]
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Q&A with Virginia Hartman.

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