Why have I not been blogging?

It has been a while; did you miss my blog posts? Well, my cause was just.

I had asked a handful of volunteers to read THE ROMANTIC IMPERATIVE and write testimonials to be inserted in the front part of the novel.  After four months during which these people had other obligations, they came through for me. I believe they knew how important they were for any writer. I immediately sent the novel with the testimonials to my formatter for publication in Amazon e-readers. She will start the formatting process by May 15. Later, I will consider paperbacks.

Here are the six testimonials:

I know I’m a romantic when I say that I love Evelyn Marshall’s books because they fill my heart with characters whose dilemmas feel like actual memories after I have read them.  Evelyn weaves a fabric of human destinies that warms my life and satisfies my appetite for human drama.  The Romantic Imperative contains vivid characters to argue with and love. It will be a worthy contribution to the planetary literature collection. Thanks, Evelyn!

- Arlene Germann, Retired English Teacher

You are such a good writer!  Riveting story of several people and their relationships over the decades and their realizations about love, beginning with high school and ending up years later.  Surprising ending. 

- Bonnie Sanabrais

Another gripping novel by Evelyn Marshall.

- Andrea Tabor

It was a pleasure to have an opportunity to read and enjoy another one of Evelyn Marshall’s works. I love the way she tells a story and how descriptively she writes. Do yourself a favor, pick up The Romantic Imperative and read it. I was thoroughly entertained and was wishing it wouldn’t end.

- Lisa Sandoval

In THE ROMANTIC IMPERATIVE, Evelyn Marshall has written a clever tale of a young girl disillusioned about romantic love. Evelyn writes with wit and wisdom.

- Linda Allison, Fiction Writer

I loved all of the twists and turns and character development. Things are not always like they seem and neither are people at times.

- Alma Herman

(Yes, the six invaluable testimonials for the novel!)

Interior at Arcachon, 1971 (click to make larger)

I’m sure that these special people are reading this blog. I want them and you to know how the novel germanated. I was looking at a wall of postcards of great paintings in the gift shop of the Metropolitan Museum in New York. I spotted this Manet postcard and immediately said to myself, I know these people, this mother and son; I can write a novel about them. And so I began.

Manet, Édouard |mäˈnā| (1832–83), French painter. He adopted a realist approach that greatly influenced the impressionists, using pure color to give a direct unsentimental effect. Notable works: Déjeuner sur l'herbe (1863), Olympia (1865), and A Bar at the Folies-Bergère (1882).

In my next blog, I will tell you about my newest novel. I wrote it so fast that I thought a tsunami rushed over me and carried me along. The novel almost wrote itself. TAMMA MILLERMAN’S INHERITANCE.

Blogging to you all very very soon.

Evelyn Marshall, Writer of Fiction

Evelyn Marshall, Writer of Fiction