My Protagonist Miriam Briefly Lived in the Dakota

If you've read BEGUILED, you'll know that Miriam Levine, protagonist of my historical novel, once lived briefly in the most celebrated residence in NYC - the Dakota. Yes, the very same place that John Lennon was shot on December 8, 1980. It's almost an anniversary...

I Want To Start to Write a New Story

What does one do, when life intrudes to disrupt one's creative energies? I've had an idea for how to proceed with a sequel to BEGUILED. But, my life has taken a different turn. I'm in the downsizing, decluttering phase of life. And, boy, that takes a lot of mental...

Taking Margaret Atwood class online – love it.

MasterClass.com has funny, wise Margaret Atwood teaching a series of classes on writing. I didn't realize she loves dystopian stories. But of course, what is A Handmaid's Tale? Although I've never been interested in reading or writing such fantasy stories, she taught...

Sequel to Beguiled or Not?

So many of my readers have asked for a sequel to Beguiled. They don't want to let go of Miriam, who's become a dear friend to them and they can't wait to see what happens to her after what might seem like an abrupt ending of the story. When asked, I have always said:...

Learning to Be an Actor in Beguiled

One of the intriguing parts of doing the historical research and writing for Beguiled was learning about the theater scene in NYC in the 1920s. I'm not a theater buff, nor an actor, but while following Miriam, my protagonist, into her dream world of preparing for the...

Journalist Susie Davidson wrote lovely review of Beguiled

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of giving a book event at the WEST END MUSEUM, the neighborhood of Miriam Levine's family, in my historical novel BEGUILED. Duane Lucia interviewed me. He was the former director of the Museum that honors this multi-ethnic immigrant...

Interview with “Ma” from BEGUILED

Who was Ma in the story of BEGUILED? Here is a fictional interview conducted late in the story with the mother of Miriam. By now, she has a little perspective on her life. KK: Ma, you were always so angry and critical of your only daughter Miriam. What drove you to...