TheAgeOfMiraclesby Karen Thompson Walker, The Age of Miracles: A Novel (Random House Trade Paperbacks)

The Age of Miracles, my first novel, is the story of a young girl and her family who wake one morning to some astonishing news: the rotation of the earth has suddenly begun to slow.

In the year since it was published, I’ve had the good fortune to travel all over the country—and the world—to meet with readers of all ages at libraries, bookstores, book festivals, and, best of all, schools.

People have asked me all kinds of questions, but certain ones come up again and again, no matter the age of the audience. Some are easy to answer, like these: 

* How did I get the idea? (Back in 2004, the speed of the rotation of the earth really did change by a slight margin following the earthquake that caused the tsunami in Indonesia, and I began to wonder right away what would happen if a much larger shift occurred.) (more…)