When people ask me to describe my novel, White Elephant, I tell them it’s about a developer who moves into an established community, starts tearing down homes and ignites a fuse - which leads them to assume it’s a book about real estate. And arguably, it is.
I had to get rid of a lot of things when I downsized from a house in suburban Maryland to an apartment in Washington, DC. Rooms’ worth. Years’ worth. Over the 20-plus years we had lived there a lot more had gone in than had gone out.
OVER THE PAST few months, I’ve been doing a lot hanging out with the big kids-women over 40 who are writing un-put-down-able fiction. While the novels run the gamut from hilarious to serious, and from debut authors to seasoned pros, ranging in age from 41 to 67, their common trait is beautiful, assured writing.