7 Questions on Writing Raw

The folks at Writing Raw, a literary e-zine, recently interviewed me about writers, writing, and those unpublished manuscripts taking up all the space in my desk drawers. (Aspiring writers might also want to check out the literary agent interview right below my piece.)


  1. Nicole Schauder on January 2, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    OMG! I was actually thinking about Far Pavillions (the book that weighs a ton, right?) when I first learned Blood Lily was set in India! I was thinking… that’s probably the only other fiction historical book I know of set in India. Amazing! Because of it, those images of India and the word “sepoy” haunt me still. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Sheila on January 3, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    NIchole, Bernard Cornwell has placed his rakish hero Richard Sharpe in India several times

  3. Lauren on January 3, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    Yep, it IS the book that weighs a ton. She has another India-set book, too: “Shadow of the Moon” (still hefty, but not as weighty as “Far Pavilions”). If you like M.M. Kaye, you might also want to try to track down Valerie Fitzgerald’s “Zemindar”. I think it’s out of print, but well worth finding. And Meredith Duran recently wrote an India-set romance novel called “Duke of Shadows”.

    Sheila, I love the Sharpe books! He even has one set around the Battle of Assaye, “Sharpe’s Triumph”.

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