When the first novel you write in your genre of choice becomes the best-selling fiction book of its release year, how do you transcend the pressure to follow it with another literary home run?
If you’re “The Girl on the Train” author Paula Hawkins, who will appear Wednesday evening at Nicola’s Books in Ann Arbor, you start writing your next novel, “Into the Water,” before the book that would go on to become a smash hit even hits the shelves.
“I was really keen to get back to writing,” said Hawkins. “Once ‘Girl on the Train’ was published, I knew I’d have lots of distractions, though, of course, I had no idea how crazy things would get. … It’s definitely been a different process writing (‘Into the Water’). I haven’t been able to totally immerse myself in the book and shut the world out in quite the same way.” READ THE REST HERE