Sunday, May 30, 2021

Q&A with Sally Cabot Gunning

From my Q&A with Sally Cabot Gunning, author of Painting the Light: A Novel:
How much work does your title do to take readers into the story?

An art teacher once told me my job was to the paint the light, but before I could paint the light, I needed some dark to put it on. In Painting the Light, artist Ida Pease is struggling to regain her career after an impulsive marriage goes wrong; she lands on a sheep farm on Martha’s Vineyard where she works to push back the dark and learn how to paint that incandescent Vineyard light, both inside and out. Hence the title.

What's in a name?

Painting the Light is set on Martha’s Vineyard in 1898. In order to capture the sense of the time and the place, I...[read on]
Learn more about the author and her work at Sally Cabot Gunning's website.

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