All posts tagged: creative life

Michael Rose talks about his debut, THE SORTING ROOM, about delaying creativity, how business informed his writing life, why he loves historical fiction, modernity, & so much more

By Leslie Lindsay An epic family saga, THE SORTING ROOM is a captivating tale of several women’s struggles, perseverance, and more set in Prohibition/Depression-era NYC. ~WRITERS INTERVIEWING WRITERS~ ALWAYS WITH A BOOK Leslie Lindsay & Michael Rose in conversation After serving in executive positions in global companies, Michael Rose retired from the corporate world. The Sorting Room is his debut fiction. He grew up on a diary farm and now resides in San Francisco. COMING SEPTEMBER 2021 ABOUT THE SORTING ROOM: It’s the beginning of The Great Depression and Eunice Ritter is a living in squalor. She and her brother, Ulrich–Uli–are not exactly close– she’s alone, living on the edges of his world of marbles and friendship. He throws a rock at her, but Eunice may actually be more industrious and skilled than Uli, and even their parents. She’s just ten years old when she gets a job at a local sweat shop–an industrial laundry–a job no one wants. In fact, Eunice was sort of ‘dared’ into the job by adult men who suggested she would become …

B.A. Paris talks about her new domestic suspense, THE THERAPIST, about a London community, how her formative years in the U.K. has shaped her storytelling, hitting a wall, self-doubt, how ideas come best in that liminal state between wake and sleep, more

By Leslie Lindsay  An unsettling tale of a London couple who move into a gated community rife with dark secrets—a murder and more. WRITERS INTERVIEWING WRITERS ALWAYS WITH A BOOK B.A. Paris & Leslie Lindsay in conversation With an absolutely gripping central mystery, U.K. author by way of France, B.A. Paris delivers a hit readers will surely devour as quickly as Behind Closed Doors, and joins a cadre of authors who’ve produced unforgettable books, like An Anonymous Girl, The Silent Patient, and You Should Have Known, about tortured and mysterious therapists. B.A. Paris burst on the scene in 2016 with her break-out bestseller, BEHIND CLOSED DOORS, which had me racing through the pages. She’s back now with THE THERAPIST, (St. Martin’s Press, July 13), about a close-knit suburban community where everyone is a little on-edge, and with good reason: there’s been a murder and everyone is still reeling, and grieving, and more. Plus, there are newcomers, a therapist, a private investigator, and so much more. Alice feels compelled to get to the bottom of this …

Write On, Wednesday: Poet & writer Patrice Vechhione talks about her book STEP INTO NATURE, no such thing as a non-creative, teaching poetry to kids, & so much more

Absolutely spellbinding, timely and topical for today’s society. As we’re bombarded daily by technology, multi-tasking, and man-made devices, we often forget to commune with what’s in front of us: nature. STEP INTO NATURE is a beautifully written guide to help you replenish your connection to the natural earth, while at the same time sharpening your creative skills and inspiring motivation. It’s almost like THE WAR OF ART (Pressfield) on a natural high. Vecchione will take you on a personal journey of reflection with her practical advice laced with her poetic narrative. When you empty your pockets at the end of reading, I am almost sure you’ll find a sparkly rock, a feather, and tiny grains of sand when you do. I’d like to say I’m sitting next to her listening to the waves crash at Big Sur—my personal song—but alas we are separated by miles, a different time zone, and an entirely different climate. Leslie Lindsay: Patrice, thank you so very much for being with us today. The back cover blurb goes something like this, …