NOTE: The Next Big Thing is a blog series, winding its way through the internet. Today, I’m delighted to participate by answering a few questions about my project. Big Thanks to Nan Cuba for inviting me to join in. You can find out more about Nan's amazing forthcoming novel here.
The Ten Interview Questions for the Next Big Thing:
What is your working title of your book (or story)?
If This Had Been An Actual Emergency
Where did the idea come from for the book?
Preparing for a writing workshop I facilitated at the time, I was collecting images for my students to use as prompts and I pulled out two to keep for myself. The first was a picture of twin sister — teenagers. They were leaning in toward a mirror, applying mascara and lip gloss. They were so vulnerable and powerful at one and the same time. The second image was of an injured canary, one wing stretched painfully out, cradled within a man’s hands. Somehow the dual images suggested a story to me. Continue reading