Thursday, May 21, 2009

Cover Art

I can't believe it, but in less than two weeks, I will see what THE HANDBOOK FOR LIGHTNING STRIKE SURVIVORS' book jacket will look like!

A lot of people who know that my book has been sold, ask, "Where can I buy a copy?" Patience, my dear enthusiastic friends. Spring, 2010 is our launch date. By then, we'll have hard-copies with actual reviews, and you'll be able to buy it at Barnes & Noble and hopefully at lots of other booksellers!

I can't believe that I will be able to go into a library and see my book on the shelf.

My son asked me, "What are you going to be when you grow up?" and I said, "A novelist, a writer..." and he said, "Silly Mommy, you already are that."
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Thursday, May 14, 2009

ALL THINGS BEAUTIFUL

I have hurdled page 200 in my latest novel ALL THINGS BEAUTIFUL. Having fallen deeply in love with two of the characters, I hope this book is as good as I think it is. I'm at that point in the storytelling process where I think I know what's going to happen next, and I think, I have a good idea, about the ending, but I never really know.

My favorite thing about crafting a story is when the story and the characters start crafting me. The story takes over, and I sit here trying to find the right words to tell their story. My main character, Gloria, compels me to paint and make collages.

I am enamored of Gloria. As my friend Annie says, "I'm living a duel life." It's pretty wonderful. Both of them. :-O
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