Tag: A Triple Knot

So many books, so little time….

How do you choose what book to read next? An idly chosen book often surprises me with insight into my work-in-progress—so often that I now believe it’s not happenchance. So I’ve been experimenting with letting my subconscious choose the books I read for relaxation….

Questioning Reputations

Fed Ex just delivered copies of the Broadway trade paperback of The King’s Mistress. Out this coming Tuesday, 24 May! My editor’s handwritten note ended “Here’s to a whole new life for her!” Whole new life. Fresh look. That’s what appeals to me in…

A Making Visible: the gift of fiction

“In the original Greek sense of the word, they [novels] are fantasies—‘a making visible.’ They put before us things that cannot be seen in life: other hearts, other minds….” This is what intrigues me about setting real historical figures in motion—fathoming their hearts and minds. What did they yearn for? What moved them to act? How did they feel about those around them? Whom did they trust? Whom did they fear?