Brooklyn the Bookworm aka. Bookish Brooklyn is a brilliant woman who knows and loves books (no surprises there). So it was a huge thrill to chat with her about all things Emerald Tablet. The best thing about speaking with people like her who have engaged so closely with my stories is that they come up with questions that really make me think about why I do what I do.
Thing is, after I’ve finished up with the research and plotting of my novels, the actual writing part of it just flows quite naturally, and the characters evolve and develop in my imagination. Quite often, where they end up surprises me. It might sound peculiar, but it really is as if they’re driving their own destiny. Brooklyn Tayla makes me stop and consider that evolution, and what I discover about my characters – and myself – in the process is a revelation.
Anyways, enough blathering from me. If you’re interested in reading more, you’ll find our interview on the link to Brooklyn’s blog… Interview with Meaghan Wilson Anastasios
July 10, 2019
Home now. And it’s time to celebrate. Happy birthday 🎁 🎂, literary baby. This calls for a fine French one. Cheers!🥂
The Suez Canal,1956. The world teeters on the brink of nuclear war, and the Middle East is a tinderbox. And archaeologist Benedict Hitchens is back. His natural inclination towards self-sabotage leads him on a high-stakes chase across the Middle East, from Istanbul to Cairo, to the ancient city of Jerusalem, and into the sands of …
People often ask me why I’m a little obsessed with Turkey. Yes, I’m back there again in my new novel, The Emerald Tablet. Can’t stay away. This place – and the people who live there – has a great deal to do with it. Bodrum. Thanks to our beautiful friends, Bahadir Berkaya and Chris Drum, …
Now I know what an elephant feels like. After a very long gestation, the birth of my new novel is just two weeks away. Straddling the politics and history of Egypt, Israel, and Turkey, and set in one of the most turbulent periods of the 20th century, The Emerald Tablet is quite a ride! If …
As much as I was joking about struggling to write my dedication in ‘The Emerald Tablet’, there was never any question about the people I’d be nominating. It was always going to be my just-about-perfect two children. The difficult bit was deciding how to phrase it. What do you think… too irreverent? Hope they like …
So this just arrived in the post. 🤩 Very, very exciting. I can’t WAIT to share this with you. Countdown to release day on 25 June.