Beth Hautala

Children's Author


Week Four ARC Giveaway—The importance of Place

As a storyteller, the idea of Place is quite significant to a story's authenticity. In fiction, it has to feel real, even if it isn't. In Nonfiction, is has to be real or the narrative lacks integrity. In the case of WAITING FOR UNICORNS, Place became both a way to ground the story—situate it in the world—and a way to expose some of the main character's internal processing. Her emotions were often reflected in what was happening across the landscape.

Question #4) Is there a Place in your own narrative—in your own life story—that holds significant meaning to you? Did it reflect changes in your life for a season? Did it become a refuge? Is it a place to which, you ever wish to return?

Leave your response in the comments for a chance to win one of three ARCs of WAITING FOR UNICORNS. Winners will be announced Monday Nov 17th.