I was so touched by this reader's review of THE SIGNATURE OF ALL THINGS. Thank you, Mariel (also, I love your dog!). To answer the question — I researched and prepared this novel for over 3 years…and THEN it all came rushing out. First the preparation, then the release of creativity.

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It is always a sad rush of emotions to arrive at the end of a book and say farewell to the characters I've come to love. Elizabeth, your words are so cleverly chosen and stitched together. I wondered throughout if it all came rushing out of you or if you delicately plucked each thought. I love it to bits. (Picture of my view when I cozied up with #thesignatureofallthings for the first time.) Thank you for writing.

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