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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

Apr 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! 

Apr 8, 2019

Spring Book Tour & Update

I've just returned from the Southern leg of my spring tour, sandwiched between New England events.

It was wonderful meeting readers and signing books.

And I had the opportunity to discuss Hedy Lamarr and Beautiful Invention with an energetic and enthusiastic book club.

Also, the weather was warm, and so many flowers were blooming!

Upcoming activities include taping a television program, another book club visit, a presentation at a library, a public event in the Lakes Region, and two writers' conferences.

I'm glad to have emerged from wintertime hibernation, during which I was devoted to my work-in-progress. It is still progressing....