Interviews and Such for Making Up the Gods

Here are some further adventures in the fun opportunities to talk about a book!

Recently, the kind folks at River Street Writing hosted me for the Power Q&A series, featured on their blog. 

In the autumn, my book was featured
at the local bookstore. A dream come true. 

It was so great to have the chance to reflect on the fact that MAKING UP THE GODS is a story infused with grief. I actually thought I was writing about how adults make decisions, but, as Semisonic says, "Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end." So yes, grief! 

I was also fortunate to be part of the "Story Share" series on the Jacqui Just Chatters podcast! She did a cross-promotion with the Bookish Flights podcast, and a total of four people shared their stories about books that have impacted our lives. 

I could probably keep the podcast in stories for years, but one book has been on my mind quite a bit as I've shared MAKING UP THE GODS with the world--MRS. MINIVER, by Jan Struther. A quote from the book is one epigraph of my novel, and the book (as an object) also connects me to my mother. All in all, the book has greatly influenced my decisions about writing and the characters I ask readers to spend time with. 

Please do check out these podcasts and the interviews with writers--it's a great way to find books you might be interested in reading!