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Meet the Writers
Tracy Chevalier made her first bold stroke on the canvas of the literary world with 1999's Girl with a Pearl Earring, which took readers inside the mysterious Vermeer painting of the same name. Her fascination with art and history also saturates her more recent novels -- like Burning Bright -- bringing them to vibrant life. In our interview, Chevalier talks about her writing rituals -- including her practice of selecting a special notebook to hold her ideas for each new novel. "I always try to choose a color or a fabric or a texture that's going to make me think of the subject matter," she reveals.