Books are magical beasts with minds of their own.
Stories open worlds, teach you things, make you laugh and sometimes cry. They give perspective or provide an escape. Whether the reader or the writer, the journey through a fictional tale is pretty much the same—absolute magic.
When writers get together to chat, that’s exactly what they talk about. You’d think writing a story is the same experience each time, but nothing is further from the truth. When you sit down and type “Chapter One” you have no real idea of the breadth of experience that lies between the beginning and “The End.”
Recently, Josie Brown and I got together to giggle over the latest Lucky O’Toole book, Lucky Ce Soir, which recently hit the bookshelves. As usual, our conversation wandered a bit—this time through Paris and the world of fine wine, the bumps along the way to a lasting relationship, and the creepiness of the catacombs. As I said, stories take you all kinds of places.
If you’ve a mind to listen, here’s the link: