One of the parts of being a writer that I like most is conversations with readers about my books, especially when they have questions about the characters, or want to know what is going to happen in the next book! Their comments motivate me as a writer, because I want to keep my readers entertainedContinue reading “Conversations with Readers”
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Life is in the Strangeness and the Details
I spent a “girls day out” yesterday with my cousin Linda, and we ventured out of Pennsylvania down to Delaware to visit Winterthur, the historic estate that was once the home of the DuPont family. The house, all 175 rooms of it, is now a museum, primarily devoted to American furniture and household art. WeContinue reading “Life is in the Strangeness and the Details”
I became a writer because I love to pretend. I was an only child until I was almost five, and we lived on a farm seven miles from a town nobody (almost) has heard of. We had no TV, but we had books and I had an imagination. I often entertained myself my making upContinue reading “Still Pretending”
Where do characters come from?
My characters are frequently based on real people, but as the story develops, they take on a life of their own and bear little more than a superficial resemblance to the person on whom it is based. In the case of Nara, the main character in The Gate House, she is based on the daughter-in-lawContinue reading “Where do characters come from?”