Inspiration & Perspiration:
Danielle Trussoni’s Newsletter

March 8th Newsletter

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

Hello from the chilly Hudson Valley!

I mentioned in my last newsletter at the beginning of February that the temperatures dropped here in the Hudson Valley and now, a month later, we’re still spending a lot of time by the fire.

Even though it has been snowy, I’m continuing to take walks in the cemetery as often as possible. I find so much creative inspiration reading the headstones and imagining the lives behind the names.

Speaking of snow, here is a photo of my backyard taken during a recent snowstorm. How’s the weather where you are?

Luckily, April will be here soon enough and—along with the warmer weather—that means the paperback edition of The Ancestor will be available for purchase. As always, you can pre-order your signed copy from Oblong Books. If you’ve already read The Ancestor, I would love if you could leave a review on Amazon or Goodreads, as this is an easy way to help other readers discover the book.

I’ve mentioned the new novel I’m working on a few times now and I’m excited to be able to eventually share more. The story features a lot of interesting elements, from a Victorian mansion and porcelain dolls to a Fiat 500, a bird cage, and a jar of snail shells. Below is a magic circle that will appear in the story, which I’m happy to say is currently being revised. 

I have two events coming up next month and would love to see you there. First, on April 13th, the Scarsdale and Dobbs Ferry Public Libraries are hosting a conversation with me and Julie Metz on BookYaYa. Then on April 19th, I will be doing an event with Book The Writer.  If you sign up for either event, send me a note that you’re attending and I will send you a signed bookplate for your copy of The Ancestor!

As always, thank you for spending this time with me. I hope you have an inspiring week ahead.


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