3. Is it more about loss and healing or Biblical history and archaeology?
At its core, the novel is a family story, though it’s also a romance with a bit of a detective story in the mix. But Jewish learning and archaeology and religion and music academic politics are central, too. They help form the prism through which Adam experiences and understands his world.
4. Kirkus Reviews said your book “blends intriguing civilization history and personal drama.” What do you hope your book will leave readers feeling or thinking?
I hope the characters stay with people. I've been very gratified to hear from many readers that these characters felt real: that people think about them for a long time after reading the book and want to know what happens to them after the book concludes. I was really touched to hear from a number of people that reading the book made them feel that they wanted to draw closer to people in their own lives--that after reading the book, they wanted to reach out to a parent or a sibling or an old friend and talk about it.
5. Does your book have movie potential?
6. Which authors do you emulate? Why?
7. What has the process of writing, researching, publishing, and marketing your book been like?
8. What advice do you have for struggling writers?
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