“You have to relax, write what you write. It sounds easy but it's really, really hard. One of the things it took me longest to learn was to trust the writing process.” – Diane Setterfield
A British author who just celebrated her 52nd birthday, Setterfield studied French Literature at The University of Bristol and taught at numerous schools as well as privately before her debut novel, The Thirteenth Tale, soared to the top of the New York Times bestseller list. A Gothic suspense novel, now also a successful BBC television series, the book has sold more than 3 million copies in 38 nations.
Always a reader who still puts reading at the top of her list of things to do when she’s not writing, Setterfield said she knew she was interested in pursuing a relationship with the man who became her husband when she learned he had more books than she did.
“Books are at the very heart of my life,” she said.
“We are made of the stories we have heard and read all through our lives.”
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