Leaf of the Tree

Finding the Divine in the Details


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“Local author” life

IMG_4080My thanks to editor Rebecca Skane of Portsmouth Review for the interview she offered me this month.

And my gratitude to Stef Kiper Schmidt at Water Street Bookstore in Exeter, NH, for including me in this month’s visiting-authors calendar, AND creating such a wonderful window display for The Munch Girl!

waterlogoIf you’re near enough on the evening of Wednesday, March 23, come by and say hello and hear a little of the story behind the book.

 

Meanwhile, here are a few questions from Portsmouth Review:

 

424What is the most critical piece of advice you would give to new authors?

Be unceasingly willing to persevere, learn, and come to understand just what part of your inner blueprint your work most truly wants to represent, and how the process itself brings you closer to that reality, i.e. creativity and spirit want to shape each other, and us.

Coming up with a title can be difficult. Tell me how you came up with yours.

It came once I’d seen the rendering of the book’s cover, and I couldn’t believe I hadn’t understood earlier what it had to be. Munich’s the place that unites the lives of all three main characters, instantly conveys the story’s German atmosphere, and was, at heart, the way Eva Braun saw herself – reflected in some of her very last words: a Munich girl. The subtitle helped round out the story’s deeper themes: A Novel of the Legacies that Outlast War.

Find the interview here: http://portsmouthreview.com/interview-local-author-phyllis-edgerly-ring/