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May 7, 2024 51 mins

Amy Jo Burns is the acclaimed author of the novel Mercury, a captivating story that delves into the complex dynamics of a family of roofers in the small town of Mercury, Pennsylvania. With a background in industrial and labor relations from Cornell University, Amy Jo brings a unique perspective to her storytelling, crafting richly layered characters and exploring themes of secrets, redemption, and the power of choice.

Discussed in this Episode:

  • The inspiration behind Mercury and the significance of the roofing profession
  • Strategies for creating a vivid sense of place and capturing small-town life
  • The role of secrets and revelations in driving the narrative forward
  • Lessons learned from writing a multi-generational family saga
  • Insights on character development, theme, and structuring a novel across multiple timelines

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