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.

3 comments:

  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

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  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.

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

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