Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Guest Post at Literarily Speaking Blog (Where Did My Muse Take Me?)

Did you ever wonder where the nugget of an idea for a book begins within the author's mind?  If so, please pop over to the Literarily Speaking Blog and find out how Sea Turtle Summer came to me.

I've had the privilege of visiting this blog previously, and it is always a pleasure.  I'll share a few lines of my guest post:

Sea Turtle Summer came to me, not on a glorious beach with glimmering white sand, but in a stark utilitarian hospital room. Talk about being led by your muse. She had to work wonders with this one.

Sea Turtle Summer may be purchased at, barnes &, Guardian Angel Publishing, and if you want an autographed copy, from my web or blog sites.


  1. I totally made a note to stop by to comment on this post when I first saw it. Then, it flew out of my brain. I've often written about the power of the muse myself---not knowing if it is true or if I am simply perpetuating the myth.

    Whether true or not, I can say that indeed I often miss my muse when the words escape me and likewise feel her influence when the writing seems to flow.

    Your muse worked wonders with your turtle story, Nancy. Although, if truth be told, I have no doubt that story was already fully formed in your creative mind just waiting to be fly free.

  2. Thank you, Bill, for your generous and kind remarks. I truly appreciate them. Yes, I agree that our Muses are capricious at best and fickle at worst. I want to believe they exist and guide our thoughts--sort of like the leprechan at rainbow's end...