Christi Phillips

Christi Phillips is the author of The Rossetti Letter, which has been translated into six foreign languages. Her research combines a few of her favorite things: old books, libraries, and travel. When she’s not rummaging around in an archive or exploring the historic heart of a European city, she lives with her husband in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she is at work on her next novel, set in France. Visit www.christi-phillips.com.

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The Devlin Diary
The Rossetti Letter

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Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. I think I'd like to meet Virginia Woolf and Jane Austen. I'd tell them that their work is still loved and revered--more now than it was during their lifetimes, in fact. Perhaps knowing this would make the unhappiness in their lives a little easier to bear.

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. A sense of humor, an open mind, and a strong work ethic--I admire people who try to do their best, no matter what they're doing.

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. "Just." It sneaks into the first draft somehow, and I have to strike it out during revisions. It's just meaningless. See?

Q. What do you regret most?

A. That I didn't start writing novels sooner.

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