We love that author Susan Boulton’s research Hand of Glory, for her gothic horror novel of WWI, led her to bake WWI ANZAC biscuits on one day, and then publish a murderous contemporary fantasy story “The Mirror” on the next.
“The reflection in the mirror isn’t me: the long blonde wig, the pose, the weapon. It’s all an act. Just like the discarded clothes on the bed. The neat, simple, “little black dress”. The plain but expensive jewellery. Both are parts I had to play, not me, never me….I don’t let people know me. It’s too dangerous, and it would get in the way. I have to do things. Things that don’t make sense, not to you, not to any sane human being.”