Interview with Author Sarah Jio
Mix a love story with a mystery and you get The Violets of March, the first novel from author Sarah Jio. The book tells the story of a heartbroken woman who stumbled upon a diary and steps into the life of its anonymous author. In her twenties, Emily Wilson was on top of the world: she had a bestselling novel, a husband plucked from the pages of GQ, and a one-way ticket to happily ever after.
Ten years later, the tide has turned on Emily's good fortune. So when her great-aunt Bee invites her to spend the month of March on Bainbridge Island in Washington State, Emily accepts, longing to be healed by the sea. Researching her next book, Emily discovers a red velvet diary, dated 1943, whose contents reveal startling connections to her own life.
Helen Raptis interviewed Sarah about the book and the inspiration behind her debut novel. For more information on the book and its author, visit Sarah's website.