The Arrivals by Meg Mitchell Moore is releasing in paperback today and to celebrate that I’m going to tell you a bit about the book and offer up a giveaway. As well I’ve got a Q&A (pre-prepared) with Meg to share with you all in preparation for the release of her newest novel So Far Away on May 29! I haven’t had the pleasure of reading The Arrivals yet although I have a copy but my good friend Mary over at Bookfan has read it and liked it and that’s a good enough recommendation for me to know I’ll like it as well. I hope you’ll enjoy Meg’s interview as she talks a bit about her new novel So Far Away and other things:
1. What stands out about your novel, So Far Away?
Three distinct points of view from very different characters who would seem to have nothing to do with one another.
2.How did you come up with the title?
Oh boy. This title went through so many meetings I have lost count. I started with the title Solace and the publisher first said, “No, too quiet.” We went around and around through a million other titles and came back to Solace only to find that another book had recently been published with that name. So So Far Away came into being. The funny thing is that in the Publisher’s Weekly review of the book, “solace” is the first word of the first sentence.
3.If you could see anyone (alive or deceased) reading your novel, who would it be?
4.In a fire, what are 5 things you grab from your desk/writing space?
Just the computer. Everything else can go.
5. Would you recommend writing as a career for someone else?
Only for people who are disciplined, thick-skinned, can handle a lot of rejection and really, really really love it. Then I would recommend it wholeheartedly.
About The Arrivals
It’s early summer when Ginny and William’s peaceful life in Burlington, Vermont, comes to an abrupt halt. First, their daughter Lillian arrives, two children in tow, to escape her crumbling marriage. Next, their son Stephen and his pregnant wife Jane show up for a weekend visit, which extends indefinitely. When their youngest daughter Rachel appears, fleeing her difficult life in New York, Ginny and William find themselves consumed again by the chaos of parenthood—only this time around, their children are facing adult problems. By summer’s end, the family gains new ideas of loyalty and responsibility, exposing the challenges of surviving the modern family. And the old adage, once a parent, always a parent, has never rung so true.
About Meg Mitchell Moore
Meg Mitchell Moore worked for several years as a journalist. Her work has been published in Yankee, Continental, Women’s Health, Advertising Age and many other business and consumer magazines. She received a B.A. from Providence College and a master’s degree in English Literature from New York University. The Arrivals is her first novel. Her second novel will be published by Reagan Arthur Books in 2012. Meg lives in Newburyport, Massachusetts, with her husband, their three children and a beloved border collie.
GIVEAWAY DETAILS (US only)
I have one paperback copy of The Arrivals by Meg Mitchell Moore to share with my readers. To enter…
- For 1 entry simply leave me a comment entering the giveaway.
- For 2 entries, follow my blog. If you already do, thanks, and please let me know so I can pass the extra entry on to you as well.
- For 3 entries, blog or tweet this giveaway and spread the word.
This giveaway is open to US residents only (no PO boxes) and I will draw for the winner on Saturday, May 26/12. Good luck everyone!
Please be sure to pop back on May 27 to check out an excerpt from Meg’s new novel So Far Away as well as a giveaway!