Caroline Leavitt discusses the first pages of her upcoming novel, Days of Wonder, to be released in April. We talk about how and when to provide backstory and how not to answer questions, navigating two timelines and multiple points of views, and how those moments of self doubt and dread about your writing most likely means you’re onto something good.
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Caroline Leavitt is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of thirteen novels including Pictures of You, Is This Tomorrow, Cruel Beautiful World, and the Good Morning America online pick, With or Without You. Many of her titles were Best Books of the Year and Indie Next Picks. A New York Foundation of the Arts Fellow, she was also shortlisted for the Maine Readers Prize, and was a Goldenberg Fiction Prize winner. Caroline was the founder of the Nothing is Cancelled Virtual Book Tour, an initiative she started when the Pandemic began. It quickly grew and she and novelist Jenna Blum co-founded A Mighty Blaze, which promotes independent book stores, authors who lost their tours, and helps readers. She lives in Hoboken, New Jersey, with her husband, the writer Jeff Tamarkin, and has an acting student son, Max.