Merilyn Simonds title: A New Leaf: Growing With My Garden
Acts of Love

aking a garden is not that different from writing—each book a fresh expanse of unworked soil, a mashup of ideas and images with a couple of characters and maybe a scene or two sitting there fully formed like shrubs bought at a nursery or dug from the woods. They are the bones of the story. The rest evolves as it will.