The light fades as I take up my pen, this book my only refuge against loneliness and the troubling omens of a strange new life. These past hours the most unsettling of all since my coming to the island, delivered up as wife to old man Isaac. A time of fire and death, and the arrival of a stranger whose presence in this house leaves me not a little afraid. Read the rest of the excerpt.
Darcy, I’m a big fan of yours. I love MATINICUS—the writing, your voice, the mystery, your characters, the underlying themes and the great care you’ve obviously taken researching the island and seafaring off the coast of Maine in the nineteenth century.
What moved you to write this story?
The island of Matinicus itself, actually, because its culture is so unique. Read the rest of the interview.
AMERICAN SPAZ THE NOVEL by Greg Kieser is a coming-of-age story with girls and love and death—fists and knives and guns. After going through double tragedies as a child Henry Kreiser grows into a teenager he does not want to be. Read the rest of the review here.
Zoe, I am in love with the main character in GIRL IN THE GLASS. Tell us about Anya’s story and how you came to write it.
She is very loveable, but also frustrating and complex. Read the rest here.