Post-vaccination, I’ve been so happy to get back to doing in-person book events. And let me tell you one of my absolutely favorite things about doing talks here in Alabama: I love when someone raises a hand and names a town in one of my books and asks me about another nearby town. So you set your book in Carbon Hill…do you know anyone in Dora? Have you been to Brilliant? Do you have any family in Guin?
Another thought: when a new book comes out, you always anticipate what people will bring up in interviews and book clubs. Sometimes you’re right, and sometimes you’re wrong. With FAMILY LAW, one topic that I didn’t expect to surface so often is Lucia’s joy in her work. It’s interesting to me that readers find a woman’s joy in her work to be an unusual thing in fiction. And you know what? They’re right.
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