Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Q&A with Katherine Harbour

From my Q&A with Katherine Harbour, author of The Dark Fable:
How much work does your title do to take readers into the story?

I think the title immediately takes readers into the story with the words ‘dark’ and ‘fable.’ The Dark Fable is the name of a secret society of thieves with supernatural abilities that originated in Medieval France. They usually work in darkness. A fable is a story. And stories are an important theme in this book. The Dark Fable, La Fable Sombre, has a creed: “We are the ink spilled over the stories of tyrants,” and the members of this crew of thieves find a way to trust one another, by telling the newest recruits their histories, their stories.

What’s in a name?

I wanted the names for my thieves to evoke...[read on]
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