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The Legacy: Q&A with Deborah Kalb

I was kindly invited to answer some questions about my novel, The Legacy, for Deborah Kalb’s literary website. You can access the Q&A here or read the text below. Q: How did you come up with the idea for The Legacy, and for your character Russell? A: A number of things came together in my mind to create the novel, and I can’t really recall which came first. Certainly, my father’s death in 1998 had a lot to do with it. I was bereft when he died, not least because…

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At last my novel is published – and eerily prescient too

A few weeks ago my first novel, The Legacy, was published in America. Although a work of fiction, it has turned out to be quite eerily prescient. It took me more years to write than I care to admit. Most of that time I was staring at a blank screen telling myself that writing a novel was beyond me. I was merely a journalist who analysed current issues. Other, superior beings were creatives who could excavate from the recesses of their psyche a page-turning plot and characters who leapt from…

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