Jennifer Lee Carrell
Author of THE SPECKLED MONSTER and 2 historical thrillers – INTERRED WITH THEIR BONES and HAUNT ME STILL. Now turning to historical novels (my first love in fiction) with THE PAINTER’S WIFE, a tale about Jan van Eyck’s masterpiece, “The Arnolfini Wedding.”
I was born in Washington, D.C., but I grew up in Arizona. I was first pulled into literature by the Arthurian legend, and later by Norse sagas, Tolkien, and Shakespeare; my father jokes that I majored in fairy tales. I have a Ph.D. in English from Harvard, along with undergraduate degrees from Oxford and Stanford. It was something of a surprise to find myself writing thrillers; now I’m turning to historical fiction. Before I began to write books full time, I taught literature and writing at Harvard. Later, I was the classical music critic for the Arizona Daily Star. I’ve also written a number of pieces for the Smithsonian Magazine. I live in Tucson, Arizona, with my husband, son, two dogs and three cats.
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"You, hear me! Give this fire to that old man. Pull the black worm off the bark and give it to the mother. And no... http://t.co/tpEULxlXjl
Cambridge and Watertown should be about lilacs, not lockdown, in April. And the Boston Marathon should be about... http://t.co/3btlzOPcB1
I am often asked about the business of writing. Here's a sobering look at the unregulated consequences of e-books. http://t.co/gOV9b6TZCc
Finally recovering from the Tucson Festival of Books, by way of a nice spurt of pages...