|Janet Chester Bly in office|
This morning I was helping gals from our small church take down the Christmas decorations and do overall cleaning of the building. While mopping the bathrooms, a memory of long ago came to mind.
|Aimee Semple McPherson|
One day when I was dusting an upstairs library room, I felt the strangest sensation and was drawn to one of the books: an autobiography, The Story of My Life by Aimee Semple McPherson. Perhaps because I was in a Foursquare Church (her denomination) not far from Angelus Temple, the church she founded?
I began to read her story right then. This controversial, daring woman of faith fascinated me. Now, decades later, I thought of her again ... and one of the characters I was writing about in my WIP. Emilene Charpentier ... she's like Aimee ...and I didn't realize it until this moment.
I'm working on an epistolary novel set in the 1800s. Have you ever read an epistolary novel? If so, which one was your favorite? I'd really like to know. Send me a note at janet(at)blybooks(dot)com.