How do Persian carpets inspire author Lucy EM Black?
Let’s find out…
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Hi! My name is crystal fletcher. Welcome to all about canadian books. This week’s guest is Lucy EM Black. Lucy was formerly an educator; she’s a writer, author of award-winning short stories that have been published in Britain, Ireland, the USA, and Canada. Lucy is an inveterate eavesdropper who collects voices, dialects, and stories, and she weaves them tenderly into stories so real we come to believe that we have actually met her characters.
We discussed Lucy’s 3rd novel Stella’s Carpet, which was published by Now or Never Publishing and will be released on Oct. 16.
A Holocaust survivor and a woman briefly imprisoned during the Iranian Revolution are among the characters in this story. Experiences overlap, as individuals’ step outside the shadow of their own histories and make conscious decisions about how they choose to live while forging new understandings of family, forgiveness and reconciliation.
Stella’s Carpet examines the following…how do we survive the unimaginable? How do we live with the secrets of our past? And, at what price?
You’re going to have to read it to find out!
If you'd like to learn more about Lucy and Persian carpets (they are EXQUISITE) there's an interesting story about them on her website.
Lucy's #1 Writing Tip & Book Reading
Watch! Lucy discuss her writing process; she breaks it down into three chunks.
1. The Prewriting Process
2. The Writing Process
3. The Editing Process
She does a fabulous job (you can tell she was an educator)!