When Writing a Best-Seller, Give It Room to Breathe

From a New York Times Inside the Best-Seller List story by Elizabeth Egan headlined “When Writing a Future Best-Seller, Give It Room to Breathe”:

Nina de Gramont is the author of eight books — four for young adult readers and four for grown-ups — but her latest novel, “The Christie Affair,” is her first New York Times best seller. “If this had happened when I was 25, I’d think that it meant I was really brilliant,” she said. “Happening at 55, I know it means I’m really lucky. So I’m appreciating it, for sure.”