Even though The Button Collector fits comfortably in the genre of Southern fiction, I’ve always felt it also resonates with UK literary works. As a writer, I’ve been influenced a great deal by Virginia Woolf and her exploration of female creativity, especially the ways in which women tend to find meaning in the little details of life. As in many of Woolf’s works, the theme of sewing and mending runs throughout The Button Collector. I don’t think it was a coincidence that one of the book’s first reviewers was the British craft blogger Knitncaboodle.
The London Book Fair is a huge international trade fair held annually. My book will be represented by The Combined Book Exhibit in the New Title Showcase. Many thanks to Cup of Tea Books for sending my book to the Fair!