My mom and I were lucky enough to meet the author at an "author luncheon" hosted by our local book store owner. It's so interesting to hear an author talk about what inspires her, and her 'writing process'.
Based on a true story, Peony in Love uses the richness and magic of the Chinese afterlife to transcend death and explore the many aspects of love. Primarily, it’s about universal themes: the bonds of female friendship, the power of words, the desire all women have to be heard, and finally those emotions that are so strong that they transcend time, place, and even death.
A profusion of pink peonies bending ragged in the rain speaks to me of all gentleness and its enduring.
~The Collected Later Poems of William Carlos Williams