Nobody go run me, an interview with Joanne C. Hillhouse

Sharing…with thanks to M. J. Fievre for the invitation to share a little bit of #mywritinglife

The Whimsical Project

I had a little chat with Antiguan and Barbudan author, Joanne C. Hillhouse. We talked about her exciting new book, Musical Youth, and a little bit about Joanne’s own journey.

Joanne’s writing has been described as “honest,” “real,” “poetic,” and “lyrical.” Her culture is at the heart of her writing: “Obvious is the ‘writer’s ear’ for effective characterization and narrative that stays true to Caribbean island experience” (Island Where, St. Lucia).

So, Joanne, Musical Youth… What is the book about?

Okay, the book is about a girl who is a loner, a girl who plays guitar, a girl who doesn’t believe in herself, who kind of wants to disappear; it’s about how she flowers during a summer of musical theatre. The book is also about a boy who knows his ability and, unlike the girl, feels part of a family, traditional and non-traditional, a boy who also…

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