Saturday, July 17, 2010

Flash Forward

I can't believe that 4 years have passed since my son Ian and I traveled to Moscow and stayed with Lena in her 3 bedroom apartment that was once occupied by three families!

In November, the book I hoped to write after my research trip to Russia will actually be published - title: "The Last Matryoshka" / Publisher: Five Star/Cengage.

In the coming weeks I will continue this blog by discussing how many of the places we visited in Russia worked their way into The Last Matryoshka. I'll also be exploring how writers I admire, such as Walter Moseley and Michael Chabon, use telling geographical and cultural details to reveal personality traits and create atmosphere.


  1. Congrats on your new novel for Five Star! Your hard work and expertise are finally coming to fruition. I have not traveled as you have, but I also enjoy doing research for my novels.

    Best of luck,

    Jacqueline Seewald
    coming in August: TEA LEAVES AND TAROT CARDS,
    historical romance set in the Regency era
    from Five Star/Gale

  2. Joyce: Your November release sounds like something I'd love to read. I always get ideas for books when I'm traveling. I'm putting your Russian-set novel on my TBR list.

  3. Thanks, Joyce Moore - I'll come by and visit your historical fiction blog soon!