Q&A with Donna Hemans about her novel TEA BY THE SEA in the New York Writers Institute!

You recently published your second novel. Congratulations!

Thank you. Publishing a book in the midst of a pandemic is a humbling experience, and all writers who published this year will likely tell the same story about opportunities that disappeared—whether expected book reviews, planned book tours, launch events, conference sessions. Despite some of the setbacks, I’ve had some opportunities to interact with readers and other writers virtually. And I hope that the best practices literary organizations and bookstores pivoted to this summer will remain and make for meaningful opportunities for more writers and readers to interact once we return to “normal.”