Alicia K. Leppert talks about her new book Emerald City and how Olivia and Jude’s story is basically our story. In the novel, Olivia suffers from severe depression and is rescued by her mysterious neighbor named Jude. Jude could be more than he really seems, but will this revelation help or harm Olivia?
Examiner : Did you plan the concept of the story or did the Olivia and Jude’s story kind of formed along the way?
Alicia K. Leppert: I had a very basic idea of how I wanted the story to go when I started. It wasn’t until a few chapters in that suddenly the outline of the story unfolded in my mind, at least 3/4 of it. I had no idea how it was going to end until I was actually writing the ending.
Examiner: I must admit that Olivia’s stream of thought was much, but enlightening; however things really picked up with Jude entering the scene. He’s an interesting person. Tell me, will we see more of him and Olivia in another book…? (Will there be another book and when?)