Time flies when you’re having fun, and in the blink of an eye, it has been a month and a half since I started my role as Marketing Associate at Inprint. For about two years prior, I was the Events Manager at Brazos Bookstore. Sadly, I’m around fewer physical books, but luckily, I’ve found this amazing job where I can use reading and writing as vehicles for supporting the literary arts in Houston. Also, I can finally also go to events and enjoy them!
Abbigail N. Rosewood was born in Vietnam, where she lived until the age of twelve. She holds an MFA in creative writing from Columbia University. An excerpt from If I Had Two Lives won first place in the Writers Workshop of Asheville Literary Fiction Contest. The novel follows a young woman from her childhood in Vietnam to her life as an immigrant in the United States and her return to her homeland. I loved the book so I’m ecstatic that she will be in Houston presenting If I Had Two Lives on Thursday, May 30 from 7 – 8 pm at Blue Willow Bookshop.
If I Had Two Lives is a luminous debut novel which follows a young woman from her childhood in Vietnam to her life as an immigrant in the United States and her return to her homeland. Part historical fiction and ghost story, where the ghosts take on several forms such as history, memory, and trauma. She will be presenting the book on Thursday, May 30 from 7 – 8 pm at Blue Willow Bookshop.
In this interview, I asked Abbigail about her book, her craft, and how the process of completing and publishing it changed her.