In The Stolen Chalice John Sinclair ends up in Culzean Castle in Scotland. I went for research and to take photos for my book videos. So much fun!
I love the Victorian urge to explore and also to write extensively about impressions in the field. These field notes – paintings, novels or scientific observations – are always thrilling to see. First-hand encounters have such primacy.
The tombs in Egypt are so wondrous, they are beyond description. I will never tire of examining the fascinating details of daily life carved in stone.
Sometimes a meal gives me inspiration for a scene, such as this plate of moussaka on a rooftop terrace in Santorini.
This is a photo of a wall in a cabin in the Grand Tetons. Each object is worth a story. So much mystery.
Dear Friends, It’s November already! Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. I love the emphasis on hearth and cooking and will spend some time at my country home in upstate New York, where the kitchen is the hub of activity. In Manhattan, November brings with it the brisk cool weather and the opera season. […]
Dear Friends, The month of October begins for me in exotic places in search of new adventures for John Sinclair and Cordelia Stapleton. I am spending a lot of time researching and writing. This month, my travels continue throughout the many sites of ancient civilizations. In addition to Athens and Istanbul, I will stop off […]
September 2011 Dear Friends, I have always found September to be a month of contrasts– the return to a familiar routine after the summer, and also the beginning of new things. This September will follow that pattern and the month will span both the familiar and the foreign. I will spend some time at […]
August 2011 Dear Friends, August has always been a favorite month of mine because when I was growing up, that was when my family always went to the seashore. I love the sound of the waves, and children playing on the beach, the hot sand, cool water, and all those luscious foods – raw clams, […]