Inspiration & Perspiration:
Danielle Trussoni’s Newsletter

December 1st Newsletter

“Genius is 1 Percent Inspiration and 99 Percent Perspiration.”
– Thomas Edison

Can you believe we’re here at the beginning of December already? I’m taking a moment to let that information settle. I can hardly believe that we are at the end of 2020. It has been a strange and difficult year, and now that it is almost gone, I’m wondering how it sped by so quickly.

We’ve had a wonderfully temperate fall here in the Hudson Valley. I have been taking long walks and doing as much as I can to be outside (and socially distant), especially because I have been working in the writing cave way too much this year. I’m about three quarters of the way through a new novel that is set (in part) in a Victorian mansion in the Hudson Valley. I had the good fortune to visit Wilderstein a few weeks ago, and although this isn’t exactly where the novel is set, it looks very similar to this place. You can read about the history of Wilderstien here.

My father-in-law sent me this postcard on my birthday (November 9), which I have interpreted to mean that I need to take more time off and lie on my divan more often. Maybe I should start writing lying down?

The painting is of Juliette Récamier from La Maison de Chateaubriand. Here’s more about her on Wikipedia. I had heard of Juliette Récamier before, but in relationship to my favorite place to eat soufflé in Paris, Le Récamier.

As you probably know, my novel The Ancestor was released earlier this year. I wanted to share with you that my publisher has just put the ebook on sale for $1.99. If you haven’t read it yet, now is a great time to buy it! Here’s a link to KOBO and Amazon, where you can get a copy.

I will leave you with this photo of Sidonie, who will be 3 years old this month!

Thank you for spending time with me and please drop a line and let me know how you are!

Danielle Trussoni