Sometimes change is a little hard to get used to, especially when no one asks you for your opinion first. When Pluto was excommunicated from planetary status I was pretty ticked no one asked me what I thought. If they had, I would’ve told them please, don’t change a thing. But no one asked, and change it they did. To me, Pluto will always be the cute little planet at the edge of our starry niche. I don’t care what anybody else says.
So, if you miss the white-on-black here on the blog and the unfrumpy EDGEWISE in all caps, sorry. But I hope you think the new digs make up for the visual assault. I have a new website design which I really am excited about, and hence the blog got new clothes, too. It was all part of the makeover. Click over to the website and let me know what you think.
The look is a mix of historical and contemporary, which is becoming my brand, and that’s why you see ancient abbey-ish features in faded tans and browns with a zippy font and warm pink accents. Old dovetailing with new. That’s what I like. When I worked on The Shape of Mercy, this is what I realized about myself – I like blending some – or a lot – of the past in my contemporary settings. We learn so much from what has gone before. We’re supposed to.
My upcoming fall release, White Picket Fences, which you will hear more about in weeks to come, is a blend of a current day drama and the Warsaw Ghetto. I think you will like it. . .
I know I promised you the reason why you never want to kill a mockingbird but I didn’t finish reading Harper Lee’s masterpiece this weekend like I had hoped. Come back Friday- if you’re not having Pluto-like reservations about the new Edgewise and I’ll tell you then.