Sunday, June 21, 2009

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.

8 comments:

LadyDoc said...

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

Carla said...

Great interview. I do like the Mafia wife analogy :-)

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

Gabriele C. said...

Thanks for the link to that Roman novel. :)

Susan Higginbotham said...

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!

Lady D. said...

Just make sure there's no-one in between the shelves when you press the button - well, no-one you like anyway ;-)

Sarah said...

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 :)

Susan Higginbotham said...

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

Carla said...

Which would suit a cosy detective with a cosy hobby like, um, flower-pressing :-)