LEARNED TO FLY
BY CONNIE MAY FOWLER
How Clarissa Burden Learned to Fly is the transcendent story of a young woman who, in a twenty-four hour period, journeys through startling moments of self-discovery that lead her to a courageous and life-altering decision.
AUTHOR CONNIE MAY FOWLER SPEAKS:
Thank you to Connie May Fowler, author of the wonderful novel HOW CLARISSA BURDEN LEARNED TO FLY, for agreeing to write this Guest Post for BOOKIN' WITH BINGO by answering the following question in relation to the story:
"Can you discuss how you came up with the Clarissa Burden I’ve Got a Secret Postcard Project and how it is going (or went)?”
When the novel opens, the heroine of How Clarissa Burden Learned to Fly is having a really bad day. In the midst of her travails, she realizes that she spends an inordinate amount of time conjuring spousal death scenarios. She also realizes that she can’t tell a soul. Indeed, Clarissa is teeming with secrets; they fuel her very active imagination.
I wondered how really different Clarissa is from the average Jane or Joe. So I decided to find out and the Clarissa Burden I’ve Got a Secret Postcard Project was born. It’s been truly fascinating. I get about 20 secrets a week. I’ve started posting them in weekly batches on my website (www.conniemayfowler.com,
or go directly to the secrets at http://www.conniemayfowler.com/I_ve_Got_a_Secret_.html). I’ve been really humbled by some of them. They are so honest and direct. Some are brimming with hurt, others anger. And some of them are absolutely confounding!
Thank you, Karen. You have a terrific blog and I deeply appreciate you spreading the news about How Clarissa Burden Learned to Fly.
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