Good morning! Jenna Mindel here, working on a new book and wondering about how titles grab the reader. Or don't. As an author, I try to convey the emotional aspect of each book I write through a title. Sometimes my editors accept my working title from the get-go like with my first Love Inspired novel, Mending Fences. And sometimes they don't. When they don't, I have to come up with something else, typically putting together a list of possibilities that my editor and I then pick from.
I remember buying a book written by Jodi Thomas because the title grabbed me from the start. And I loved that book. It was not her usual, either. The Secrets of Rosa Lee - something about that title, and maybe the name Rosa Lee made me curious to read more. So, I did. :)
As a reader, do certain titles attract your attention? If so, why?
Check out my growing list of titles (I thank the Good Lord for that!) at my website.
Have a great day!