I’m excited and honored to have “Dearest Clara” included as story number 17 in the Hingston & Olsen 2022 Short Story Advent Calendar! Thanks again to Michael Hingston and Natalie Olsen, and congratulations to both of them on a gorgeous collection. There are some excellent stories in the anthology so far, and it’s not too late to buy one and catch up on your short story reading — what better time to do it than over the holidays? It’s available from Hingston & Olsen, and at independent bookstores.
This short piece came out of the work I’ve been doing the past few years on a novel based on the life of Clara Schumann, the 19th-century German composer and pianist. See an interview with me about it at Hingston & Olsen, here.
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