When I began writing that first book in 2012, I had thought it might interest mostly Americans. There is a group of Americans – I learned as a college lecturer – who love reading books about Europe, and especially about France.
Here’s one for the Department of “If You Think No One Is Paying Attention, You’re Wrong.”
I find that early period in our history to be truly remarkable. I think it also makes for some pretty good romance/historical novel material, too…
I don’t want to think about “tech,” I’m trying to write books. But I will say…
If we think our life has no consequences, we are absolutely wrong. It has more consequences to more people than we realize.
I could not resist including that happening and built an entire chapter around it. Thus, yet again, life as the stuff of novels.
I thought, too, that she seemed to be about my niece’s age – in her young 20s. To feel/be so “alone” in her view of the world at that age as to even remotely consider doing that to herself? Her whole life ahead of her? With the whole world out there?
Let’s keep her busy. Please consider following her and commenting. Please like her post. Let’s make her phone buzz endlessly.
As a writer, one tends to think ahead too. I find now that I am getting on with the new book, appearing in the back of my mind is what happens after it.
And if I run into the “aspiring author” stuff one more time on social media, or well, anywhere, I may, uh, well… I just hate seeing it.
“Over there,” a tour guide announces, “is the famous painting of the signing of the 1776 Declaration of Independence from Great Britain. Next to it, you see a magnificent painting of the British surrender at Saratoga, New York. There’s George Washington, who defeated the British…”
Yes, I will admit that today is my birthday.
Post-9/11, I’d not really wanted ever to go back. I avoided the area in the years since 2001. But – with our visiting British friends here – finally I felt it was time.
Hello from upstate New York! We’ve made it!
I thought I would here have a chuckle and create a somewhat tongue-in-cheek version of a Wiki that is factually the real me, but under the pseudonym.