Why blog about this novel?
The Lavender Keeper is a juicy adventure that uses WWll as its dramatic period, Occupied France as its main backdrop but bomb blitzed London, the arid landscape of a sun drenched Provence and Paris under Nazi rule as its romantic but tense settings.
I know readers have questions – from where did you get the idea, to where do you start to put together a story like this that is set overseas and in a theatre of war from seven decades previous? And how much do you tell of your research, to did you model any of your characters on real people? These are all good questions that lead to lively conversations for any touring author. But in these days of easy electronic access it’s fun to reach out to you from my desk.
And so with this in mind I thought readers might find it interesting if I wrote a blog about The Lavender Keeper that sets out to answer some of those popular questions. I also thought you may appreciate exploring aspects of how I wrote this book, where I found my information and why…and so on. If you think you might enjoy discovering more…please read on.
Fiona – Adelaide, February 14, 2012