I’m often asked to explain the “meaning” of my work. Since my first published book, WISH ON A UNICORN, I’ve intentionally declined to give a definitive interpretation to the events that occur in my books. If I tell you how to “read” the book, where is the pleasure in it for you? I’ve always maintained a book is a collaborative effort between the author and the reader. I try to write scenes that invite the reader to co-create the story with me.
The book would have far less impact on you, I think, if you were shut out of it because I, the author, had closed all the doors of possible interpretation and forced you to think only what I say you should think. What fun would that be?
Did Johnny Reeves die when he jumped off the bridge in WITNESS? What do you think?