3.28.20

Inspiration & Perspiration:Danielle Trussoni’s Newsletter March 28th, 2020 “Genius is 1 Percent Inspiration and 99 Percent Perspiration.”– Thomas Edison  Good morning from the writing cave! Exciting news! My copies of The Ancestor arrived this week! Here I am, opening them and seeing my book for the first time. It is such a gift to have my books but they have arrived in a moment of uncertainty.  There has been a …

3.21.20

Inspiration & Perspiration:Danielle Trussoni’s Newsletter March 21st, 2020  “Genius is 1 Percent Inspiration and 99 Percent Perspiration.”– Thomas Edison  Dear friends, What a week! Like most of you, I’ve been reading the news and making plans to stay inside for the foreseeable future. I know many of you in New York are without jobs, as restaurants and stores and all ‘non-essential’ businesses have been closed. There …

3.14.20

Inspiration & Perspiration:Danielle Trussoni’s Newsletter March 14th, 2020   “Genius is 1 Percent Inspiration and 99 Percent Perspiration.”– Thomas Edison Good morning from the writing cave, where I am reeling from a week of upheaval. My novel The Ancestor is out in four weeks, and most of the stops on my book tour have been cancelled. Literary Orange in California, The LA Times Festival of Books, and a reading …

3.8.2020

Inspiration & Perspiration:Danielle Trussoni’s Newsletter March 8th, 2020 “Genius is 1 Percent Inspiration and 99 Percent Perspiration.”– Thomas Edison  Good morning on this beautiful sunny Sunday. I’ve been holed up in my house in the Hudson Valley, spending time with Hadrien and my kids, and baking. For those of you who follow my baking endeavors on Twitter, you will know that I’m currently obsessed with making the perfect …

2.29.20

“Genius is 1 Percent Inspiration and 99 Percent Perspiration.”– Thomas Edison  Good morning from the Writing Cave, AKA my office, where I have been spending an extraordinary amount of time this week. When it is cold and gray outside, as it has been this past week, being here feels like a respite and a cocoon from the elements. In fact, during the winter, staying in my …

2.22.20

“Genius is 1 Percent Inspiration and 99 Percent Perspiration.”– Thomas Edison  Good morning from the sunny Hudson Valley, where I am having my second cup of coffee and thinking about the week that has passed. It has been a beautiful week for me, one of the best I’ve had in a long time. Nothing objectively amazing happened (no great reviews for my new book or an …

2.15.20

“Genius is 1 Percent Inspiration and 99 Percent Perspiration.”– Thomas Edison I am sending my newsletter late this Saturday, but I have an excuse: I have been working on a new novel. I know you are saying: The Ancestor isn’t even published yet and you’re already at it again? I have to confess that this is the case, and that I’m very immersed in this new idea, even though …

2.8.20

“Genius is 1 Percent Inspiration and 99 Percent Perspiration.”– Thomas Edison  Today is a full moon and it is also the first weekend after I began a new book, and so it makes sense that my first thought upon sitting down at my computer this morning was about cycles and beginnings and endings. I used to hate Twitter, and although I still am on the fence …

2.1.2020

“Genius is 1 Percent Inspiration and 99 Percent Perspiration.”– Thomas Edison Hello from the Writing Cave, where I am hard at work on my column for The New York Times Book Review. As many of you know, I write about gothic, horror and dark fiction for The New York Times four or five times a year. While there are only between six to eight books reviewed in …

1.25.20

“Genius is 1 Percent Inspiration and 99 Percent Perspiration.”– Thomas Edison  Good morning! I’m writing this as I rush off to the American Library Association’s annual Midwinter Conference, where I’ll be sitting at my publisher’s table this afternoon signing copies of The Ancestor. I’m excited to go to this conference because (first) librarians and libraries may very well be the reason I am a writer and (second) because …