Writers, You Have a Say in ‘The Discourse’

My first book focused on race in Appalachia, but I pulled my punches when I had the chance to center the conversation

In the run-up to the publication of my first novel, Marilou Is Everywhere, I did just about all the media training you could hope for, and a little extra. I workshopped my answers to questions developed by my editor, considering how I wanted to talk about class, race, and girlhood in relation to the book’s major themes.