And now, it is my great pleasure to introduce my fellow inkpot member, the immensely talented Sandra Waugh!
As you know, I loved LARK RISING! How did you come up with such an interesting and fresh premise?That a hawk stopped by on my porch one morning is old news by now, but truly—that was what that tied together loose threads of a story I’d been trying to understand. I sat down and wrote the first pages based on that brief moment and the rest followed, fleshed out over many, many lawnmowings (I think it’s also old news that I work out my stories while mowing the lawn!). I followed a classic fantasy trajectory but hopefully (as you say!) from a fresh perspective. It follows from all that mowing that so much of the story is about Nature and the fragility of Balance.
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