have now written more than a hundred posts about
my writing life. The name of my blog comes from a quotation from Anais
Nin, who said that writers taste life twice, once when they experience it
and next when they re-create it for the page.
I think every novel is a new adventure but Starr Bright is quite a new
development altogether. It’s about a woman who in her life has been
hindered and helped by the gift of second sight. However when she’s cast
down into profound disabling grief when her daughter is quite casually
murdered by two boys, her gift for second sight fades and is no comfort.
Her daughter is gone from her in this and any other world.
In despair her partner takes Starr to The Languedoc in France to rest and
recover. Perhaps it works too well, because in the ancient town where they
stay she recovers her second sight and begins to slip into other times
with a man who seems to know other, earlier worlds. Here too a child is
moving towards his death and Starr seems to be cast as his companion. In
this process she gains insight into the survival of identity and
personality and she returns strengthened, reassured and with the knowledge
that somehow her daughter, in essence, is not gone from her.
Be back soon with a new format and new content