It’s official: in April, Murdoch Books, Pier Nine imprint will be bringing out The Detour (retitled The Art Lover in Australia). I love the cover, and I look forward to seeing how this title communicates to readers, because it’s true: this is a story about art and love. Is there a happy ending? I probably shouldn’t say. But I will say this: I wrote the story that I most wanted to read, and that includes the ending as well. If my first novel, The Spanish Bow, started in the light and moved toward the dark, this one starts in the dark and moves toward the light.
I’d love to hear from Australian readers, and it should go without saying that if I ever make it out to that part of the Pacific (maybe in a year?), I’ll certainly be stopping by.