Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Yona Zeldis McDonough

Yona Zeldis McDonough's novels include 2014's You Were Meant For Me.

From her Q & A with Caroline Leavitt:
I always want to know, what sparked this particular book? (I actually know the answer, but I want readers to know it!) What surprised you in the writing?

I was inspired by a true story told to me by a friend. In the actual story, it was a man who found the baby--it was a boy--and he kept visiting the family court judge to see if anyone had claimed the child. The judge suggested that the man consider adoption--and he did. The boy is a teenager now and lives with his two adoring dads. The story remained with me and I realized I wanted to write it; or at least my own version of it. I changed a lot of the details--that's the prerogative, if not obligation, of the novelist. But the core of it was the same: sometimes, despite all odds, there is grace, redemption and a happy ending. Amen to that!

How do you think this book is a departure from your other novels?

Actually, I think of it a...[read on]
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--Marshal Zeringue