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Zo

Revisit the tumultuous events of the 2010 Haitian earthquake from the perspective of two lovers separated and brought together by tragedy.

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Zo has always yearned for a love like the one he finds with Anaya, but when her father sends her to Port-au-Prince to keep her away from poor, uneducated Zo, and then a massive earthquake destroys the capital city, their lives (and their love) are altered forever. In conversation with Karen Zelnick, author Xander Miller dives into what inspired the novel, his own love story, and what writing Zo taught him. Zo isn't just one love story, it is many, and just may make you want to fall in love all over again.
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<club-landing-h3>The Author<club-landing-h3>

<club-landing-paragraph>Xander Miller gives an overview of his background as a writer and how it informed the story of Zo.<club-landing-paragraph>

<club-landing-h3>The Relationship<club-landing-h3>

<club-landing-paragraph>Xander speaks about the romantic relationship between characters Zo and Anaya and what inspired him to create this romance.<club-landing-paragraph>

<club-landing-h3>Behind the Scenes<club-landing-h3>

<club-landing-paragraph>Xander gives us background information about Haiti as the novel’s setting and how his wife, Naomie, provided vital insight about growing up there.<club-landing-paragraph>

<club-landing-h3>The Characters<club-landing-h3>

<club-landing-paragraph>Xander takes us deeper into the emotional lives and motivations behind Zo and Anaya, the novel’s main characters.<club-landing-paragraph>

<club-landing-h3>The Story<club-landing-h3>

<club-landing-paragraph>Xander provides insight into certain plot points of the novel and speculates where the characters are today.<club-landing-paragraph>

<club-landing-h3>Naomie<club-landing-h3>

<club-landing-paragraph>Naomie joins Xander to share her experience growing up in Haiti and living through the earthquake’s damage and aftermath.<club-landing-paragraph>

<club-landing-h3>Artifacts<club-landing-h3>

<club-landing-paragraph>Xander speaks about his journaling process for writing and how small, intimate moments from his relationship with Naomie inspired much of the novel’s romantic plot.<club-landing-paragraph>

<club-landing-h3>Parallels<club-landing-h3>

<club-landing-paragraph>Xander and Naomie go into detail, covering the parallels between themselves and Zo and Anaya.<club-landing-paragraph>

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