Yesterday I took in the corrected proofs of Black Roses into the Simon and Schuster office and delivered them to the delightful Clare Hey. It sometimes seems to me that this novel has had a longer gestation than a baby elephant! I can’t wait to see it in print. However, we will soon have proof copies out with a rather beautiful and ingenious cover design. Meanwhile Clara Vine Two (The Winter Garden) is nearing completion, finding Clara yet again in love and in peril in 1937.