Sometimes, You Have to Write Three Novels to Publish One

Chicago Review of Books

Novels often go through many renditions, but Amelia Brunkskill’s debut novel, The Window, transitioned through different genres. The manuscript was essentially three different books before being rewritten as the kind of YA thriller that keeps you guessing. In the book, Jess is dealing with the sudden loss of her twin sister, Anna, whose body was found on the ground, appearing as if she fell from her bedroom window. Jess believes there may be more to her sister’s death and starts digging for answers. It’s a gripping story of loss, secrets, and identity.

I recently chatted with Amelia Brunkskill via email about her writing, her debut novel, and being a writer in Chicago.


Rachel León

This novel wasn’t originally a thriller. I’m curious about the process of changing the story into a different genre.

Amelia Brunskill

This novel has had so many renditions! While it always had a mystery at…

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