So I have been nervous about putting this blog out there. I have been discreetly sending it to a friend here and a family member there but have hesitated to send it out to the world at large. My wonderful friend Melissa (who is about to start reading a wonderful translation of War and Peace) just told me,
"I know. It is hard to do things for yourself. Just put it out there. People love when people write."
People love when people write. What an utterly lovely, confidence growing thought. That made me really happy.
Plum Bean is a catch phrase in my family for going out on a limb and following that inner directive that tells you to do something absolutely contrary to logic, reason, common sense and statistics. Plum Bean has led me to move to a country where I knew no one (twice), talk to strangers, ask a famous playwright if she might like my help (amazingly she did), meet my best friends, jump off a cliff, do a PhD, bring home stray animals and write a novel.
This blog is about my adventures in publishing, writing, reading and generally living a plum bean life.
I am so happy you are here.
ps: For an early review copy of VANESSA AND HER SISTER, please contact my lovely publicist Jennifer Garza at Ballantine/Random House. email@example.com.