Check out this guest post from author Donna D. Vitucci, from the Live to Write, Write to Live blog
Guest Post by Novelist Donna D. Vitucci
Donna Vitucci’s new novel, Salt of Patriots, published on Earth Day 2017.
The answer to my question, How long does it take to write a book? is fifteen for the novelist Donna Vitucci, who has just published Salt of Patriots after fifteen years of research, writing and revision. In this guest post, Vitucci describes what motivated her – and kept her going.
Origin of Salt
At my mother’s wake in the summer of 1999, the reminiscences we’d heard through the years got dragged out and enlivened by re-telling. The time all Uncle Bobby’s hair fell out when he was working at Fernald. The spills and inherent danger of any other kind of factory, but Fernald was processing uranium. A different kind of plant, in the early atomic days, in the 1950s.
Fernald closed after dust collectors failed in the 1980s and leaks into the…
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