• J.A. Jance Garden Patio, Author J.A. Jance Imagined a Colorful Epic Garden, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2021/06/04/j-a-jance-garden/(opens in a new tab) #JAJance #garden #plants #gardening #Ovid #myth #thriller #author #books #poetry

    Author J.A. Jance Imagined a Colorful Epic Garden

    You know I love visiting gardens so when thriller author J. A. Jance invited me to tour her Seattle-area garden, I jumped at the chance. It’s a wonderfully imagined colorful space inspired by an epic poem by C. Day-Lewis. Jance fell in love with the poem decades ago at a…

  • Murder on the Left Bank Left Me Breathless, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2019/01/09/murder-on-the-left-bank #MurderontheLeftBank #CaraBlack #books #novel #Paris #mystery #crimefiction #detective #thriller

    Murder on the Left Bank Left Me Breathless

    Reading a Cara Black mystery is like a brisk jog. You trot alongside private investigator Aimée Leduc as she pieces together clues and sometimes runs for her life while solving a murder. Meanwhile, the sights and sounds of Paris go by: hot bread, honking horns, lovers in a park. It’s…

  • Apple on Branch, Why I Wrote a Novel About a Unique Apple: Excerpt, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2018/07/07/apple-novel-excerpt/(opens in a new tab), #book #fiction #HarvestingtheSky #novel #KarenHugg #Paris #apple #botany #excerpt #origins #thriller #crimefiction #mystery #botaniquenoire

    Why I Wrote a Novel About a Unique Apple: Excerpt

    During these last few weeks, I shared two posts about the origins of and botany in my novel about a unique apple, Harvesting the Sky. The first article covered how I merged issues of an emotional past with plants and the second, my inability to eat apples and subsequent fascination with…

  • White Apple, Why I Wrote a Novel About a Unique Apple: Botany, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2018/06/29/apple-novel-botany/ #books #fiction #novel #HarvestingtheSky #KarenHugg #apple #Paris #botany #origins #writing #botaniquenoire

    Why I Wrote a Novel About a Unique Apple: Botany

    Last week, I wrote about the origins of my apple novel, Harvesting the Sky. I covered my resistance to putting plants in my fiction, how I developed a main character who was a composite of plant people I knew, and why I decided to set the story in Paris. The next step I…