An Interview With Me, and Playing with Bookshelves

I was pleased to see that Heather Domin has posted an interview she did with me as part of a write-up for the Historical Novels Review. Thanks, Heather! You can enjoy Heather’s online serial novel, Valerian’s Legion: The Soldier of Raetia, here.

My novel about Margaret of Anjou is beginning to take more of a shape. I’ve almost decided where I want to start it and where I want to end it, and I’m getting a sense of which historical characters will play major roles. And I found more useful sources today with a quick trip to the Duke University library!

The Duke University library, by the way, has recently been renovated, and it’s quite a sight to see. It has sliding bookshelves which one operates with the push of a button, and I love pushing the buttons and watching the shelves slide apart (or together, as the case may be). Seriously cool. I should have taken a video.

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8 Responses to An Interview With Me, and Playing with Bookshelves

  1. LadyDoc says:

    I love books and I also love modern technology. Isn't it fun when they come together?

  2. Carla says:

    Great interview. I do like the Mafia wife analogy πŸ™‚

    (WHy does Blogger crash almost every time I try to post a comment? Hope this one gets through)

  3. Gabriele C. says:

    Thanks for the link to that Roman novel. πŸ™‚

  4. Susan Higginbotham says:

    LadyDoc, it sure is! Wish I could install some in the house (but the cats would probably get in trouble).

    Carla, thanks! Glad you were able to get through! I use Firefox on my home computer, but when I'm on my office computer, which has Internet Explorer, I sometimes get thrown off Blogger.

    Gabriele, I thought you'd like that one! Glad you were able to post too!

  5. Lady D. says:

    Just make sure there's no-one in between the shelves when you press the button – well, no-one you like anyway πŸ˜‰

  6. Sarah says:

    We have those movable shelves at my library. I give building tours, and the students love them. They're set up with sensors so they can't squish anyone, but I always worry someone will want to test that theory πŸ™‚

  7. Susan Higginbotham says:

    That would make a perfect plot for a mystery called "Squished in the Stacks"!

  8. Carla says:

    Which would suit a cosy detective with a cosy hobby like, um, flower-pressing πŸ™‚