Saturday, January 22, 2011
Yesterday, I was at a client office when, on the TV screen, I saw the muted news about Carlina White, who was 19 days old when she was abducted from a hospital and who, 23 years later, solved her own case. She reports being moved from home to home, city to city, much as my character, Sophie is. She speaks of the paranoia of the woman who abducted her, and of the faith her biological family always had that she was still alive.
I had planned to post the cover of YOU ARE MY ONLY yesterday afternoon. This convergence of real life and fiction is, I find, eerie and haunting. I am exuberant that Carlina White has found her home. I am heartbroken that she had been taken from it for 23 long years.