RECENT GUEST POSTS BY STEPHANIE ABOUT SALIERI & MOZART, ENGLAND and ADVENT


Robert Browning

The bedroom of Robert Browning and his wife Elizabeth in Florence. Open 3 afternoons a week. A hidden secret place.

Reading at Kris Waldherr's Art & Words Gallery in Brooklyn

Reading at the Glen Ellyn Bistro Monet in front of a Monet print with Susan of the bistro. Brunch was great!

In the Irish West Country -- photo by Fiona Claire

Writing historical fiction: sometime journal of a New York City novelist

a few words this October day for my friends and readers!

October 14, 2013

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Hudson River at sunset
Autumn is coming into New York; I take walks by the gray Hudson River with its moored boats at the Boat Basin and watch leaves tumble down the sidewalk before me. I mark down all the concerts I want to hear this year, and hope I'll get to most of them. I keep adding to the list of books I've bought to read. I try to read some Italian everyday and tidy up some areas of the house....sigh.

I am waiting for my agent's comments on my novel about Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning and working on and off on three others. My appearances and phone-in book club for CLAUDE & CAMILLE: A NOVEL OF MONET go on and on. Only sometimes do I remember the endless drafts to get the story right.

I have been blogging less because of time constraints, but I have a blog post about The Individual Journey of Novelists (881 novels written by Barbara Cartland, and only one by Harper Lee!) in last month's online site Wonders & Marvels and I have the lead essay about my lifelong love of England in the new compilation of posts about England by about 50 historical novelists in a book called Castles, Customs, and Kings: True Tales by English Historical Fiction Authors -- available on Amazon.

Of my several friends who have just published novels, I will be thrilled to see Lynn Cullen who is coming into NYC to do a ghost walk for her novel MRS POE.

My Shakespeare group continues! And I am swept away by the BBC Production of The Hollow Crown.

And now off to walk and chase a few fallen leaves!

Comments

  1. November 8, 2013 9:43 AM EST
    sounds like a wonderful life you are living, I have a huge painting of Monets lilies in my living room, are your novels on real historical characters like monet mostly fiction? I am fascinated by Voltaire and Machiavelli and I'm writing my first historical novel now. I'm visiting Florence and Paris in March 2014 to do research, I can't wait!
    - fiona bartholomew

MY FIVE HISTORICAL NOVELS ABOUT ARTISTS, WRITERS, MUSICIANS, ACTORS, 17th CENTURY PHYSICIANS, AND SPIRITUAL SEEKERS

the love story of the young, unknown Claude Monet and his muse Camille Doncieux
Four lovely, musical sisters and one suitor -- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
The first two novels of a trilogy about a brilliant Elizabethan man who was an actor, physician and priest
the passionate love story between Shakespeare, his patron and Emilia Bassano -- based on the sonnets

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