Because Margaret the First took so long to write, I aged while it was happening quite a bit. I started it in my late twenties and I finished it when I was 39. As I was approaching 40, there were things I could understand differently about aging and the desire to accomplish something by a certain age that I couldn’t have understood when I was 29. It made me realize that the book was also about Margaret aging. It seems so simple. But I think I had to age myself to be able to write about it.
Michelle Lyn King interviews Danielle Dutton.