Maryann D’Agincourt is the author of novel Journal of Eva Morelli
Maryann D’Agincourt wrote a short story collection All Most and a novel Journal of Eva Morelli
Journal of Eva Morelli written by Maryann D’Agincourt takes place in a coastal New England town
Welcome, Maryann D’Agincourt. It was amazing to learn about the great impact of paintings in your life.
Your real name and pen name?
Maryann Reppucci D'Agincourt is my full name. My work is published under the name Maryann D'Agincourt
Please share some of the best memories of your childhood
Spending an entire summer's day at the ocean with family and friends, observing my aunt sitting in her lounge chair reading a Russian novel, taking a long walk along the shore with one of my friends or cousins are some of my favorite memories.
What career did you plan during your education days
I majored in English literature in college and have an MA in English literature as well as a Master of Philosophy degree in English literature. I had planned to either teach and do scholarly research in the field. I eventually chose to write fiction because I preferred a creative response to literature opposed to a critical one.
What is your biggest source of inspiration in life
In terms of writing, I am inspired by paintings. I am partial to Manet, Van Gogh, Hopper, Matisse, Klimt, and Kirchner.
What is your favorite genre and why?
When did you start writing? What is the purpose of your writing?
I started writing when I was a child, about ten years old. I attempted to write a novel.
Which of your work has been published so far? Would you like to share
a synopsis of your work?
My novel Journal of Eva Morelli has been published, as well as my short story collection, All Most.
Journal of Eva Morelli takes place in a coastal New England town. There are three important characters--Eva, whose journal entries are interspersed throughout the novel; Stephen, the psychiatrist Eva goes to see; and Brea, Stephen's wife, an actress who performs in the local playhouse. When the elusive Eva steps into Stephen's office and begins to reveal the story of her own tragic past, his convictions start to crumble. Over the sweltering summer that follows, Stephen becomes more and more haunted by obscure memories of his childhood as he wonders what secret could be so terrible that Eva can only reveal it in her journal.
All Most, a collection of short stories, takes the reader on a journey through a diverse array of lives and relationships: a journalist finding new love after the death of her husband in the title story, “All Most”; the building tension between two lovers in“Salzburg and Vienna”; the relationship between a woman and her adopted brother in“Kimono”; a woman in her mid-thirties who is losing interest in her marriage, “Halloween”; a schoolgirl shocked to discover her mother’s secrets in “Autumn Whorl”; a man who faces personal angst in “Jacksonville”; to the grand finale—“Wade’s Technique.”
What are your future plans?
I am currently working on a novel about a woman, her husband, and their visitor.
What four top most things you take care of while writing a book?
Firstly, I need to realize each character and do so by writing a draft. Secondly, I establish the setting. Thirdly, I work on the language. And lastly, I repeatedly edit the work.
Your favorite book and why?
The Brothers Karamazov by Dostoyevsky is my favorite novel because it is so encompassing.
Thanks, Maryann D’Agincourt. I think the inspiration that comes from paintings helps you in creating great writing. Such is the impact of great things in life. Your novel Journal of Eva Morelli and other work are fine examples.