Get to Know Emily Hainsworth
Welcome to Get to Know [Author], an interview series in which I ask questions that help us get to know the person behind the book. This week I’m featuring Emily Hainsworth, the author of Through to You! To learn more about the book, check out my review! If you’re looking for a quick rundown, Through to You follows Cam, a guy still mourning the death of his girlfriend. Cam accidentally discovers a parallel world in which his girlfriend is still alive and eagerly gets back together with her. But what kinds of consequences will this bring?
Three fun facts about yourself?
1) I’m a National Certified Master Dog Groomer
2) I’m married to someone I fell in love with at age fifteen.
3) My sister’s name is Charlotte, but we were not named after the Bronte sisters.
Camden discovers a parallel world in THROUGH TO YOU and asks after his dead girlfriend. What’s the first thing you’d investigate in an alternate universe, were you to discover one?
Ooh, this is a tough one! But I guess curiosity would get the better of me and I’d have to see what I was up to first. I’ve made some choices that could’ve made my life very different in a parallel universe. I think I’d like to see how they might’ve panned out (and now you know where I got some of the inspiration for the book!).
THROUGH TO YOU also focuses on grief. Did any of your own experiences with grief help inspire Camden’s story?
To some degree. Thankfully, I’ve never lost someone as close as Viv was to Cam, but the idea of suddenly being without the one person who understands you most is pretty powerful. I tried to process what those feelings would be like on the page and let Cam’s emotions set the tone.
Comment question for readers: If you discovered a parallel universe, who would you try to find first?