4.25.20

Inspiration & Perspiration:Danielle Trussoni’s Newsletter April 25th, 2020 “Genius is 1 Percent Inspiration and 99 Percent Perspiration.”– Thomas Edison  Good morning from an overcast New York. It has been a gloomy week in the Hudson Valley, one filled with rain and wind and social distancing. While spring flowers are blooming, it doesn’t feel much like spring. I have been busy talking up my new novel The Ancestor, …

4.4.20

Inspiration & Perspiration:Danielle Trussoni’s Newsletter April 4th, 2020   “Genius is 1 Percent Inspiration and 99 Percent Perspiration.”– Thomas Edison  Good morning from the writing cave, where the sun has just emerged from a bank of thick gray cumulus clouds. It has been gray all week, and so I wanted to share with you the new bubblegum pink sweater I knit!  I gave it to my …

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 …

3.8.2020

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 …

2.1.2020

“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 …

1.18.20

“Genius is 1 Percent Inspiration and 99 Percent Perspiration.”– Thomas Edison  Hello from the writing cave, where I’m back to work after my week teaching fiction writing in Newport at Salve Regina’s Newport MFA. I returned home on Sunday, and it took a few days for me to get back into my routine. For those of you who have been with me for a while, you know …

1.11.20

“Genius is 1 Percent Inspiration and 99 Percent Perspiration.”– Thomas Edison Good morning from Newport Rhode Island, where I am finishing up my week-long residency at the Newport MFA Program. I have spent the week among Newport’s Gilded Age mansions. Here is Ochre Court, where we meet every day for readings and craft talks: It has been an exciting week of writing workshops, craft talks, and readings …