In my last post, I mentioned that I like books written in the form of letters. This morning Gayle King interviewed author Michael Eric Dyson on CBS This Morning. Long Time Coming by author Michael Eric Dyson, Vanderbilt professor and Baptist minister, examines race in America. The book is an epistolary novel.
Epistolary novels are not new. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins, Dracula by Bram Stoker, and Carrie by Stephen King are all epistolary novels. Do you like epistolary novels?
I hope so. My work in progress will be a combination of letters, poems, and prose. Why? Many of my friends share my inability to focus for long periods of time during this pandemic. Others often need to catch reading time in bits because of busy lives. It’s my belief this is a good time for poetry and letters. Hope you’ll take a peak at my next novel. Warning. I aim to hook you from the first page to the last.
Have a safe day. Please wear a mask.