Alexandra Andrews joins Carol Fitzgerald to discuss her debut novel, Who is Maud Dixon?, which is a Bookreporter Bets On selection. In the book, Florence Darrow is early in her career at a book publisher, hoping to eventually make it as a successful author. In the publishing world, Mississippi Fotrot by Maud Dixon is one of the hottest books on the market. The identity of Maud is unknown, as she only publishes under her pseudonym. After a fall from grace at the publisher, Florence becomes Maud’s assistant and is sworn to secrecy about the her identity. From there, the plot takes on many twists and turns, culminating in a research trip to Morocco for Maud’s next book, where readers will be turning pages quickly to see what happens next. Alexandra and Carol discuss the career decisions that inspired the book and the writing process, including changes that unfolded over the course of development. But note, they give nothing away!
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Who is Maud Dixon? by Alexandra Andrews
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