A few weeks ago, I reviewed Rachel Simon's new novel, The Story of Beautiful Girl. As I wrote earlier, the book is a lovely story that travels a road of despair and delight, weaving together themes related to disability and faith. I loved it.
But it gets better. Rachel Simon noticed my review, and she mentioned it on her own blog and tweeted me her thanks. We've been in touch since then, and she agreed to do an interview. I'm eager to talk to her about all sorts of things, but I'm especially curious about how she combined her own experience as the sister of someone with an intellectual disability (read her memoir Riding the Bus with my Sister for more about that) with the creation of a fictional character.
So here's what I'm wondering–if you had an hour to talk with Rachel Simon, what would you ask?