A blog hop interview!
What is the working title of your book?
The working title was Broken Dolls, however, after it was accepted by the University of Arkansas Press, the title was changed to The Red Kimono. I must admit, I was somewhat disappointed and resistant at first. Though my writing mentors (like Velda) had warned me not to get attached to my title, when the time came to change it, it was like changing the name of my child. Now, however, I like The Red Kimono better, as do others, from what I hear.
Where did the idea come from for the book?
My mother and her family were Japanese American internees. Also, my mother’s father was killed by two black teenage boys. I took those two events and…
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