How'd You Choose Your Book Title?: Jessica Harper

Every week (or so), we'll ask authors how they chose their book title. Today: Jessica Harper on her eBook, The Day Began to Spring.

I chose my book title initially as a placeholder title — something to call my book as I was writing it. The phrase came from the King James version of Judges 19:25:

But the men would not hearken to him: so the man took his concubine, and brought her forth unto them; and they knew her, and abused her all the night until the morning: and when the day began to spring, they let her go.

The title speaks to both the rape but focuses on the aftermath, which is what I did in The Day Began to Spring — this traumatic event occurs, but when the day begins to spring, and the night is over, what happens then? I liked the lightness that the words "day" and "spring" brought to the title and the story.

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