In Great Thoughts’ Valentines’ Series, today Alyson Richman joins us with a Valentine to her readers. Alyson’s newest book, The Velvet Hours, came out last Fall. How perfect that she references her prior book, The Lost Wife here.
A Valentine to my Readers by Alyson Richman
Happy Valentine’s Day!
I am so grateful for you opening your hearts to my stories, for embracing them, and sharing my novels with your friends. For me, every novel is an undertaking of love. I want to paint a picture for you of a world that you can see clearly, imagine every scent and feel every texture. As many of you know from the Great Thoughts, Great Readers book chat of “The Velvet Hours,” my mother is an artist and she taught me to see the world through an artistic lens. Today, I share with you a few lines from my novel “The Lost Wife,” which I believe embodies my feelings of love:
I had to teach myself that love was very much like a painting. The negative space between people was just as important as the positive space we occupy. The air between our resting bodies, and the breath in our conversations, were all like the white of the canvas, and the rest our relationship- the laughter and the memories- were the brushstroke applied over time.”
― Alyson Richman, The Lost Wife and The Velvet Hours
Thank you, dear reader, for support of my writing. May this Valentine’s Day be filled with love, joy and lots of good books!