Where are you?
Me: Sitting Bull Falls–an exquisite spot in southern New Mexico, near the Guadalupe Mountains. And we were completely alone!
Love your coat!
Me: Thanks, me too. I got it second hand years ago at the Traveler’s Market behind de Vargas mall.
You have a new novel coming out?
Me: Thanks for noticing.
What is it about?
Me: The heroine, Thea, lives through the war in Bosnia and comes to Brooklyn, only to find herself missing her shadow and unable to cross the street. On the block, a cast of characters from a surfer acupuncturist to a Hasidic rabbi attempt to heal her.
I gather you started writing about three years ago. Was it difficult to revise during the pandemic?
Me: Ha ha. You mean was it hard to write about isolation and agoraphobia during covid? Yes and no. Hard because it was something I made up that I was then experiencing. Not hard because the themes were suddenly more intimate.
When is the launch?
I’ll be reading from my new novel “At” Bookworks. Launch event for SHADOW ON THE MINOTAUR
Wednesday January 13
6 pm Mountain Time
How can I order it?
I gather Thea bakes cakes compulsively throughout the book. What is a recipe?
5 egg whites
4 dessert spoons of sugar
5 egg yolks
4 dessert spoons of flour
1 level teaspoon baking powder
Preheat oven to 200C/400F.
Beat egg yolks. Add the sugar.
Beat the egg whites until stiff and fold
(3/4 cup is 6 fluid ounces?
1 cup or 8 fluid ounces or half a pint equals?
What is the relationship of cake and snow?
I don’t need a doctor to tell me I’m crazy.)