Tuesday, July 11, 2023

Q&A with Sally J. Pla

From my Q&A with Sally J. Pla, author of The Fire, the Water, and Maudie McGinn:
How much work does your title do to take readers into the story?

I think the title sums up everything really well. It was the first one I hit upon, and my editor liked it right away, and we never veered from it.

"The Fire:" The story opens with a wildfire. But it isn't the only thing burning in the story. Maudie's keeping burning secrets inside her.

"The Water:" Maudie and her dad evacuate to the ocean, where Maudie swims and learns to surf. Water renews and rebirths her in many ways.

"And Maudie McGinn:" This is a story of...[read on]
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--Marshal Zeringue