So I’m still young, but already people I knew in college are becoming fabulously successful! Rachel Waxman, who I first met in a cafe at a writing session with my group No Strangers to Fiction, is coming out with her first book this May. Naturally, I wanted to interview her!
Her book is The Crickhowell School for the Muses:
When Awen is kidnapped from her rural village and confined at Crickhowell, where Miss Nina runs a thriving business in the muse trade, her misery eventually fades into relief. She finds a kind music teacher, discovers a new friend, and her only requirement as a student is to study the art of singing-her favorite thing in the world. However, Awen soon realizes that Miss Nina’s goal is not simply to train voices. She is trying to take them away. Determined to escape this fate, Awen becomes swept up into the intrigues of a scheming subordinate teacher, a salacious workman, a quirky artist-patron, and a handsome blond horseman. When both her own voice and the music around her mysteriously fade into silence, Awen’s only hope is to turn against the very artist she was commanded to inspire. Continue reading