With the rest of the world, I found out this evening about the fire consuming the rooftop of the beloved French cathedral. You may already know that Olivia, my main character, has found healing and hope for the future while inside Notre-Dame. Little did I know that this world heritage monument would be object of such a frantic salvage operation a mere few weeks after my book was published! I will never forget my helplessness while witnessing the flame's furry engulfing the wooden roof. Because of my art history background, I understand the historical value of what can be lost in the next few hours. A miracle is what is needed now.
A Quest of the Heart has only been out for a few weeks and the response is already being felt! As a first time author, you always hope the sweat, blood and tears will be appreciated by at least a few, but this... This is overwhelming.
When you are in the process of writing a novel, there is little else you think about. You think about your characters while driving, washing the dishes, shopping and yes, even when sleeping. It is a labour of love, so I hope you enjoy the journey Olivia has been on and, moreover, I hope she has succeeded in inspiring you in navigating your own challenges.