• Classical Music CDs, The Characters and Their Music in The Forgetting Flower Part 1, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2019/04/12/characters-music-1/ #TheForgettingFlower #books #novels #classicalmusic #music #thrillers #Rachmaninoff #Schumann #Tchaikovsky #Berlioz

    The Characters and Their Music in The Forgetting Flower, Part 1

    I have always loved music. When I was little, I loved pop music for its catchy hooks. Then when I was a teenager, I loved rock music for its cool riffs. As a young adult, I was into alternative before my love later deepened into jazz and classical music. I was a musician myself for a while (drummer) and worked…

  • Wildflowers, How to Get Your Free Wildflower Seeds, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2019/04/05/wildflower-seeds/ #seeds #wildflowers #bees #seedpackets #free #TheForgettingFlower #KarenHugg #books #novels #gardening #plants

    How to Get Your Free Wildflower Seeds

    Good morning, all! I’ve finished the form for those who preordered The Forgetting Flower. The packets of wildflower seeds are ready! These organic, non-GMO seeds, from the reputable Renee’s Garden, will go to the first 25 people who preorder. And by the way, I’ll be sending the seeds right away. You don’t have to wait until June when the book’s…

  • The Forgetting Flower, a novel by Karen Hugg, https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07Q8K3L8F/ #TheForgettingFlower #KarenHugg #literarythriller #thriller #books #novels #Paris #flowers #plants

    What Does The Forgetting Flower Look Like?

    Good morning, everyone! I’m thrilled to answer the question of what The Forgetting Flower looks like! And in more ways than one. The cover of the novel is now live and it’s a dream come true. In some ways, I can’t believe it’s actually happening. You can see what the book looks like and also what the flower might resemble.…

  • In Search of the Perfect Street in Paris, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2019/03/14/perfect-street-in-paris #Paris #street #RueSaintPlacide #TheForgettingFlower #novels #books #KarenHugg

    In Search of the Perfect Street in Paris

    One of the most beautiful features of Paris is its streets. I love the ornate buildings, I love the beautiful landmarks, I love the stately cathedrals, but I also love the streets. They are cobbled unevenly, smoothly paved, or somewhere in between, geometrically decorated with modern pavers. They are grand like the Haussmann-designed boulevards and averagely wide like the Rue…

  • Paris in the Dark Book, Paris in the Dark Glows With Tension and Intrigue, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2019/02/08/paris-in-the-dark #ParisintheDark #RobertOlenButler #books #novels #historicalfiction #Paris

    Paris in the Dark Glows With Tension and Intrigue

    Paris in the Dark struck me as the quintessential literary thriller. It has both fine prose and an intriguing plot, a novel that reminded me of Ken Follett’s earliest work, combining the quiet narration of Alan Furst and gradual tightening suspense of John LeCarré. This is the fourth in Robert Olen Butler’s series of spy novels, putting Christopher Marlowe ‘Kit’…

  • How to Hide That You're a Vampire Mom, An Interview With Autumn Lindsey, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2019/01/29/autumn-lindsey/ #books #novels #AutumnLindsey #RemainingAileen #vampires

    How to Hide That You’re a Vampire Mom, An Interview With Autumn Lindsey

    Autumn Lindsey writes women’s fiction with characters that bite. Her forthcoming novel, Remaining Aileen, is about a mom with a very dangerous secret. She lives in Northern California with her husband and kids. I talked with Autumn about her debut novel, her online group, Writer Moms, and an interesting way she handled writerly rejection. When did you first become interested…

  • Bruno Schulz Imagines an Insane, Ecstatic World, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2019/01/23/bruno-schulz #BrunoSchulz #StreetofCrocodiles #Poland #writers #Polish #novels #books

    Bruno Schulz Imagines an Insane, Ecstatic World

    Bruno Schulz was a writer, painter, and literary critic in early 20th-Century Poland. I’ve always admired his work. It’s surreal and strange but amazingly compelling. The other day I came across my copy of Street of Crocodiles, a collection of short fiction that’s his signature creation and couldn’t resist sharing my ideas about it here. Wild Words That Resonate When…