Indies Unlimited Interview (a few chosen excerpts)
Updated: Apr 14, 2018
Q: How did you come up with the title for your book? Does it have any special meaning?
I wanted a title that would be easy to remember, common, but with a double meaning hidden inside it. My story deals with parallel worlds and the surprising ability of the main characters to jump to alternate timelines instead of dying. The title implies the double nature of the plot.
Q: Who was your favorite character and why?
Hugh Everett III was the one I liked the best. He was such a challenge to write since he is actually two different versions of himself in two different timelines. I know that sounds contradictory but it makes perfect sense in the story. The bedridden, egotistical, acid-tongued, guilt-ridden, unexpectedly humorous and unbowed Hugh was the most fun.
Q: Does your book have any underlying theme, message, or moral?
To a large extent the novel is simply a "what if" story applied to an historic, and currently very relevant quantum mechanics theory. On a deeper level I hope it's a celebration of the pluck, adaptability, intelligence and iron determination of normal people faced with critical choices. I think there is also an element of how important second chances could be.