MBA&M PRESENTS AND TANDEM LITERARY PRESENTS….
AUTHOR, EMILY WINSLOW
“TO START OF EVERYTHING”
MBA&M: What made you want to write a psychothriller/suspense genre?
EW: I love the way that mysteries set up something that seems unresolvable, like a locked-room mystery or a fatal action that seems fundamentally out of character, and through the course of the story forces a shift of perspective that makes it all make sense. It’s as satisfying as the resolution of a chord at the end of a complex piece of music.
MBA&M: Who was your favorite character and why?
EW: Morris. He’s the police detective in my debut novel, The Whole World, and it’s not giving too much away to say that he ends that book with an injury. The Start of Everything picks up his story from his return to work after medical leave, and he can no longer bend the fingers on his right hand. He struggles to function in his role, and deeply fears letting people down. He’s right to be afraid of this.
MBA&M : Who was your favorite secondary character,why and will they ever have a story of their own?
EM: Both The Whole World and The Start of Everything are told by multiple narrators, so the secondary characters do, in a sense, get stories of their own. My favorite in The Start of Everything is Mathilde, who seems to be autistic (though that is never explicitly defined). I based her on an exaggeration of my own introversion.
MBA&M: Will “The Start of Everything” be a series? If not what’s next?
EW: It is part of a series. It continues on from The Whole World, and will be continued in the next book, though they all can stand alone too.
MBA&M: If you could have dinner with any character, past, present, or future, from from anywhere or anyone, real or fiction, who would it be and why?
EW: I wouldn’t be able to resist wanting to meet one of my own characters. I would like to comfort Morris. Also, I think he would make me laugh!
MBA&M: What is your favorite time of day, year, and time, and what motivates you the most when you write?
EW: I love winter, with early dark and late sunrises. I love how cozy darkness feels. Bright sunshine makes me feel too exposed.
Q: Emily, please tell our readers how to connect with you and where they may purchase “The Start of Everything”?
Amazon kindle: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008QLZA2S/
Amazon audio: http://www.amazon.com/The-Start-Everything-A-Novel/dp/B00AU7CM18/
- Hardcover: 272 pages
- Publisher: Delacorte Press (January 8, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 038534290X
- ISBN-13: 978-0385342902
Emily Winslow lives in Cambridge, the 800-year-old University town that inspired her first novel, The Whole World. She originally trained as an actress at Carnegie Mellon University’s elite conservatory, researched the display of Egyptian artifacts in graduate school, and for years designed puzzles for a national magazine. All of those experiences, inhabiting roles, curating curiosities, and designing tricky, satisfying puzzles, shine through in her books.