As I began my novel The Forgetting Flower, I knew I’d need the perfect street in Paris for my protagonist's plant shop. Finding it was harder than I expected.
In Paris, there are plenty of grand gardens to visit: Jardin des Plantes, Jardin du Luxembourg, the Tuileries to name a few. But there are also small gardens that offer a respite from the city. One such garden is the Square Boucicaut in the 7th arrondissement. It’s notable not only for its wonderfully central location near Saint-Germain-des-Prés but also for…
You finally get an afternoon free of distractions, kids, responsibilities, chores, etc. You look forward to being creative but when the time comes, you’re not in the mood.
Paris in the Dark struck me as the quintessential literary thriller. It has both fine prose and an intriguing plot, reminding me of Furst and Follett.
Author Autumn Lindsey has written a novel about a mom with a very dangerous secret. I talked with this Northern California author about that, her online group for moms, and an interesting way she handled writerly rejection.
We had a little indoor air problem because we sleep with too many pets. A certain plant cleaned the air so we could breathe easy.