Red Ruby Heart in a Cold Blue Sea by Morgan Callan Rogers is now available in paperback.
Red Ruby Heart in a Cold Blue Sea is a heartfelt debut. Rogers gives us a coming-of-age tale set in 1960s Maine. Florine Gilham is an unforgettable character, and I laughed with her and cried with her. So will you. Florine reminded me so much of Fannie Flagg’s Daisy Fay Harper, the main character in her novel, Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man (also known as Coming Attractions). I sought out Rogers for an interview via email and she kindly accepted.
Jaime Boler: Morgan, thanks so much for letting me ask you these questions! When did you begin writing Red Ruby Heart in a Cold Blue Sea?
Morgan Callan Rogers: I began the book seven years ago, in 2004. It was originally a short story that turned into a novella. Actually, it’s ‘backstory’. The original short story involved an adult Florine who was having a conflict with someone…
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