Counting down the top 10 posts of the year...here's #6, a Q&A with musician Suzzy Roche about her novel The Town Crazy, first posted on 9/4/20.
Suzzy Roche is the author of the new novel The Town Crazy. She also has written the novel Wayward Saints and the children's book Want to Be in a Band?. A musician, she was a founding member of the group The Roches, along with her sisters.
The title The Town Crazy came to me in a flash early on. I knew it was the right title. Obviously, it refers to one character, but also to the entire town. I love the way the title looks. I actually have a “thing” about the way words look.
A: I know that many writers have an outline before they write a book, but I had no idea what was going to happen in my book. It turns out to have quite a detailed plot, almost like an intricate puzzle, but I kept focusing on the deeper feelings of the characters. I was trained as an actress, so I guess I become deeply curious about the characters and understanding them from every angle.
But I have to say, it’s a strange time to be releasing a book AND a record. All our gigs are virtual or postponed, check my website for updates.