New York Times bestselling author Raine Miller writes both contemporary and historical romance novels and uses place to connect her characters across books, series and centuries. Placing Literature’s IndieReader Author Spotlight for November, Miller will be mapping these places throughout the month and share them with her readers.
“I get inspiration from locations all the time,” Miller explained to Tim Knox, host of the Placing Literature podcast. “I like to take walks, listen to stories from tour guides. I jot everything down in a notebook to file away for future stories.”
Miller’s novels take place throughout the UK–ranging from London to Belfast to the countryside outside Gloucester. Her latest novel, The Muse, will be released midnight tonight U.S. Mountain Time. She’s been revealing the scenes one by one leading up to tonight’s release, giving her fans sneak peaks into the setting and plot.
Check out Raine Miller’s map on Placing Literature and follow her progress throughout the month.
Assaf Gavron is our RJ Julia’s Author Spotlight for November. An award-winning Israeli writer, Gavron is currently touring the U.S., promoting his latest novel, The Hilltop. Set in Israel and the U.S., The Hilltop brilliantly skewers the complex, often absurd reality of life in Israel, the West Bank settlers and the nation’s relationship to the U.S.
Gavron will also be mapping his other novels, Ice, Moving, Almost Dead and Hydromania. Set in and around the Middle East, his novels tackle his generation’s messiest geopolitical issues. He’s also a well-known translator, translating works by Philip Roth, J.D. Salinger and Jonathan Safran Foer into Hebrew.
Gavron will be signing books at Placing Literature’s favorite bookstore, RJ Julia’s Booksellers in Madison. Those in Connecticut on November 6 should stop by to ask about the role of place in his writing. For everyone else, check out Gavron’s tour schedule on his website.
Check out Gavron’s map of places from his novels on Placing Literature and follow his progress throughout November. The latest Placing Literature podcast in which host Tim Knox interviews Gavron will be up shortly.