Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Mette Ivie Harrison

Mette Ivie Harrison's new novel is Not of This Fold.

From her Q&A with Deborah Kalb:

Q: How did you come up with the idea for your new Linda Wallheim mystery, Not Of This Fold?

A: My editor and I sat down at Bouchercon 2016 and shook out some basic ideas. I'd been wanting to talk about race and Mormonism for a while, and considering the political climate, it seemed like an apt time.

It was the first time I outlined a book before writing it, and I remember working feverishly on it on the plane ride home. After the election, there were some significant changes that had to be made, however: first my assumption that Hillary Clinton would win, and then my assumption that talking current politics was a good idea in a novel series.

Q: This is your fourth novel about Linda Wallheim. How do you think she's changed over the course of the series?

A: Linda has become angrier about the lack of social progress in the Mormon church, especially since For Time and All Eternities, set after the new policy excluding same-sex married couples and their children from participation in the church.

However, I decided that...[read on]
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