Writing historical fiction: sometime journal of a New York City novelist
April 14, 2016
I have been utterly remiss in updating my blog because I have been on a huge writing binge finishing two novels (one finished, the other to be finished by the summer) after wrestling with them in draft form for some time. So I have not been speaking anywhere as a writer or writing blogs (more…)
September 29, 2015
WRITING: Oh I do wish I were like other authors who simply do a book every year or two! My books take between 9 months and more than twenty years - though the twenty year ones are generally tucked away (more…)
November 9, 2014
Dearest readers and friends!
Forgive my long silence because of intense personal events. Very briefly, I have torn apart my novel about the Brownings after a few gifted writer friends made suggestions on a new direction, and I have rewritten it and need a few more drafts before it goes to my agent...those (more…)
December 22, 2013
By Adam Christianson
When harpers once in wooden hall
A shining chord would strike
Their songs like arrows pierced the soul
Of great and low alike
Aglow by hearth and candleflame
From burning branch or ember (more…)
October 14, 2013
March 10, 2013
(The Met opened in 1872, seven years after this painting was created.)
There were also several other original paintings borrowed from other museums of Camille...plus dress reproductions, parasols, fans, cosmetic boxes, prints from (more…)
December 25, 2012
December 4, 2012
October 29, 2012
This rainy and pre-hurricane day in NYC, I want to extend a warm welcome to Kathy Leonard Czepiel, the author of A Violet Season, a historical novel set on a Hudson Valley violet farm on the eve of the twentieth century. I found her book the old-fashioned way: browsing in a book shop! Kathy is the recipient of a 2012 creative writing fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, and her (more…)
October 6, 2012
What is your working title of your book?
ELIZABETH’S ROOM. I am sure we won’t end up with this title!
Where did the idea come from for the book?