Sunday, January 10, 2016
WHAT I DON'T WRITE
I do not write stories where everything ends tied up in a pretty bow and I do not apologize for it. That’s not life. Yes, there are pretty bows here and there, for some more than others. Yes, I write stories of women from the past, but their lives often had fewer pretty bows; their struggles were often simply to survive. I believe the women and men who read—or would read—my books, are of an intellect and maturity that allows them to appreciate not only the truth rather than the fairy tale, but also know what it means to cherish the little bows that trickle through our lives, for they are often far more precious.