When the saint of Shadow appears on the heath, this is the outfit she wears.
The character of Johnny’s friend and onetime lover, Sir Wilfred Stepney, is based on two painters: Lucian Freud, who wasn’t gay, and David Hockney, who is.
The most important page of any book is the first. Those first few paragraphs and that first sentence can make or break the book. How many times have you picked up a novel, read the first page, and put it back down? I had the good fortune to take a seminar with best-selling author Jody…
What a surprise to come across Shreya’s van on our way to a hike on Mt. Agamenticus in southern Maine!
The Comet Club, stronghold of usurpers to the sainthood of Shadow and workplace of Johnny and Alfie, I pictured in my mind as a cross between the Bowery Ballroom in New York City, one of my favorite places to see live music, and the fabled Blitz Club of 1980s London.
When I was a teenager, we lived in the next street over from Portobello Road, home of the famous street market.