Saturday, March 4, 2017

Q&A with Cynthia Kuhn

Cynthia Kuhn joins us today to talk about her new book, The Art of Vanishing. Don't forget to enter the contest at the bottom of the post. 

Where did you get the idea for this book? How did you know that was the book you wanted to write?

I was thinking about how academics interact with authors when they’re brought to campus, there was a “what if?” moment, and my imagination was engaged.  

What is the best thing that has happened to you as a result of your novels? 

Connecting with readers and other writers. 

What was the last mystery novel you read, other than your own, that you LOVED? Why did you love it?

This is difficult to answer because I love so many of them. One of my all-time favorite mysteries is ALIAS GRACE. It’s incredible—the voice, the twists, the whole concept. Margaret Atwood is absolutely brilliant.

If your protagonist were actually a real person, would you be friends with them? Why or why not?

We would probably be friends—our interests overlap.

If you could meet any author alive or dead, who would it be and why?

Dorothy Parker—would love to listen to her make observations on anything and everything.

If you could be any character in a book, who would you be and why?

Maybe Harriet Vane from Dorothy L. Sayers’s Gaudy Night or Hermione Granger from the Harry Potter series? Both have fascinating adventures in a school setting.

Thanks very much for letting me visit!

Cynthia Kuhn is here on blogger tour courtesy of Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours. Here are the rest of the stops.


March 1 – T’s Stuff – INTERVIEW, SPOTLIGHT
March 1 – Bibliophile Reviews – REVIEW
March 2 – Queen of All She Reads –  CHARACTER INTERVIEW, SPOTLIGHT
March 2 – Sleuth Cafe – SPOTLIGHT
March 3 – Books Direct – INTERVIEW
March 3 – Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers – SPOTLIGHT
March 4 – Mystery Playground – INTERVIEW
March 5 – The Editing Pen – INTERVIEW
March 6 – Maureen’s Musings – REVIEW
March 6 – View from the Birdhouse – SPOTLIGHT
March 7 – My Journey Back – REVIEW, INTERVIEW
March 7 – Shelley’s Book Case – REVIEW
March 8 – Pulp and Mystery Shelf – INTERVIEW, SPOTLIGHT
March 9 – Girl with Book Lungs – CHARACTER INTERVIEW, SPOTLIGHT
March 9 – Island Confidential – CHARACTER INTERVIEW, SPOTLIGHT
March 10 – Rainy Day Reviews – REVIEW, INTERVIEW
March 11 – Connie’s History Classroom– REVIEW
March 11 – Books,Dreams, Life – SPOTLIGHT
March 12 – Varietats – REVIEW
March 13 – Celticlady’s Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
March 14 – StoreyBook Reviews – REVIEW

March 14 – A Blue Million Books – CHARACTER INTERVIEW

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