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"I don’t change the facts to enhance the drama. I think of it the other way round, the drama has got to fit the facts,
and it’s your job as a writer to find the shape in real life."
Hilary Mantel


Saturday, April 27, 2019

Spring Book Tour, Continued

A busy time, for author events and for garden tasks, now that spring is here.

I attended the New Hampshire Writers Project 603 Conference, and was so inspired by Gregory Maguire's keynote speech, "The Light Within the Story: Fairy Tales in a Dark Time." It's always fascinating to enter another writer's mind, and learn about their motivations and process, and receive insights This was a truly uplifting and wide-ranging presentation, with excellent use of visuals. I will be pondering it for some time.

My next appearance is coming up soon: Margaret Porter at Taylor Community, Laconia on May 6. As  part-time resident of the Lakes Region, I'm excited about this event.

Recently I had the pleasure of a television appearance at a local station. What was especially meaningful was being interviewed by someone who is not only a Hollywood insider, but was friends with individuals who worked at MGM during the Golden Age of cinema and were personal friends of Hedy Lamarr. How wonderful to have such a knowledgeable broadcaster, and one with a great love of cinema history. The 25 minutes of our conversation passed in a flash, and I look forward to our getting together again--off camera. I need to pick Paul's brain for my next Hollywood novel!

On set, before the interview

After my interview. He's read my novel 3 times!