I was privileged to answer some really interesting questions from Jay Lemming about how Rosette is both literary fiction and historical fiction. See the whole interview here.
Imagine turning a real life into fiction. Imagine creating a fictional marriage out of a historical 19th-century couple as complex and resonant as one we might witness in our time. As author Cindy Rinaman Marsch explains: “Sometimes I think we get the idea that we’re more advanced than people were a generation or a century or millennium ago, but the best writers (and painters) of history amaze us when they capture US in their subjects. I wanted to do that.”
Jay Lemming is a writer living in Washington, D.C. Visit his blog to learn more about his work, including his novel about border issues, Billy Maddox Takes His Shot.