Alyson Richman is the #1 international bestselling author of seven novels including The Velvet Hours, The Garden of Letters, and The Lost Wife, which is currently in development for a major motion picture. The Secret of Clouds, out in February 2019, centers around the transformative bond between a mother and her son, and a teacher and her student. A story that will make readers examine what it means to actually live life with a full heart.
In this episode, we talk about Alyson’s novel The Secret of Clouds. We also talk about Alyson’s creative process and how she structures her writing.
Alyson is the daughter of an abstract painter and an engineer, she credits her parents for shaping her curiosity and imagination. All of her books are infused with the theme of light and shadow corresponding to the inevitable suffering that life can bring and how we can ultimately triumph in the end. This theme echoes back to what Alyson’s mother told her about life existing in many shades of grey. Alyson’s writing is an artistic process, and each chapter is a mini canvas full of textures and colors.
Quote: “Small rooms discipline the mind and large rooms distract it.”
Book: One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The invisible Life of Addie Larue by V.E Schwab
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