Each review of Lisa has given me a better understanding of what my project was about. Like mirrors, they show what the reader saw of themself in the book. Most have been by chessplaying men (Amazon reviews are here, Goodreads are here). But no one has identified more strongly with the protagonist than Fianna, who brings some of her own charming experiences into the story. Watching her helped me remember that we all bring our own life into every text we read, but that – as adults – we pretend that we are reading someone else’s story.
I think I’m a chess doper. This is my confession.