I’m just back from Great Britain. I began with the Scottish launch of The Thorn Tree, in the Isle of Skye, travelled south to Glasgow and west to Arran — all settings in the novel. The Thorn Tree got a wonderful reception at the Skeabost Hotel near Portree, and I enjoyed wandering over hills that would have been dear to Agatha. Here are a couple of photos. (And if you haven’t picked up a copy of the book yet and would to, links are below the photos.
Agatha may have tread this ground on the southwest of the Isle of Skye. Her beloved Cuillins are in the background.
Arran’s peaks loom in the distance — the view Hope might have had if she’d only opened her eyes in the car on the way to Agatha’s
Last Saturday, I had the delight of teaching a workshop on setting as character to a writing group in Greenville, SC. Everyone was warm and engaging. Each of them was working on at least on compelling writing project. They took me to lunch after. And one of them – Edie Melson – asked if I’d be willing to be interviewed for her blog. Of course! Here’s the interview (thanks Edie):
Please click the link below to go to the third audio excerpt of The Thorn Tree. This is a section in the middle of Chapter 3, during Margaret’s first morning alone, after Hope has left for Scotland. You can find the first two audio excerpts under The Thorn Tree tab. Thanks for listening.
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