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February 4, 2015

They got it exactly right. This is the very view from the Castello Brown, where The Enchanted April was written and set. 



December 3, 2014 unspeakably beautiful. 

Here's a shot I took of the view from Castello Brown, where the original Enchanted April was written.  Compare with the Penguin Classics cover! 


November 10, 2014 the new Penguin Classics edition of Elizabeth von Arnim's THE ENCHANTED APRIL. To say I'm thrilled does not do justice to my feelings. Maybe this picture of a treasured Puffin paperback, c. 1968, with my name emblazoned on page 1, will illustrate why I love those...

July 31, 2014


Fischer Verlag acquires German rights to ENCHANTED AUGUST for publication in Summer 2015. (German)



July 21, 2014



Here's a pic of my very favorite boardwalk on my own Little Lost Island. It is as edenic as it looks. 

July 15, 2014


Beth Coates, Senior Editor, Jonathan Cape & Vintage, has acquired Brenda Bowen's ENCHANTED AUGUST, and a second untitled novel, for publication in Summer 2015. (UK). 

Maybe, just maybe, I'll have a chance of selling here. 


June 12, 2014


Fiction: Debut:

Brenda Bowen's ENCHANTED AUGUST, about a group of strangers - two Brooklyn mothers, an ingenue actress, and a grieving, older companion - who are transformed by spending the month of August on a secluded island in Maine...

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July 21, 2014

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