Whoopi Asks the Author
Our December Guest Judge had one question for her book selection's author - we got her the answer!
Book of the Month
Our December Guest Judge Whoopi Goldberg was thrilled about her book selection, The Magician's Lie and its protagonist, The Amazing Arden. However, she had one pressing question for the book's author, Greer Macallister."
We reached out to Greer to get an answer for Whoopi. Here's what she told us:
"When the inspiration for the book hit me, Arden came along with it. I realized I'd seen male magicians cutting women in half everywhere from kids' books to potato chip commercials, but I'd never seen anything about a female magician cutting a man in half. In the golden age of stage magic, what if there had been one? A woman who defied the norms of the time, and became both famous and infamous for it? From there, Arden grew — strong but vulnerable, smart and wary, full of love but slow to trust. Book clubs occasionally ask if I considered writing this book with a male protagonist, but I never did — it was always Arden."
We hope that answers your question, Whoopi!