London 1974 – and Peter Greenberg is riding high. Thanks to his magic touch, every play he puts on in Theatreland is a hit and the money is rolling in. The young man’s empire feels secure – but then everything changes. One evening, he calls in to see a rival’s musical and falls head over heels in love.
The beautiful Paris-born dancer who catches his eye is Nadine – a major star in the making. Like Greenberg, the young dancer too is in love – but with someone else. The eternal triangle is complicated by the birth of a child, and by tragic secrets that go back before World War Two; slowly, those secrets reveal themselves in a drama that out-performs anything on the West End stage or Broadway.
Nadine is a poignant story of unrequited love, a love that will one day be returned – and in a most unexpected way…
When and where do you prefer to write?
Early in the morning in my study at home
Do you have a certain ritual?
Editing the last piece of work which often provides the necessary push into action
Is there a drink of some food that keeps you company while you write?
Nothing in particular
What is your favourite book?
Whatever I’m enjoying currently. I don’t enjoy revisiting books from the past
Do you consider writing a different genre in the future?
Not entirely; though I’ve already started on a private detective series.
Do you sometimes base your characters on people you know?
Yes and on aspects of myself
Do you take a notebook everywhere in order to write down ideas that pop up?
Usually, I make notes on my mobile phone
Which genre do you not like at all?
If you had the chance to co-write a book. Whom would it be with?
I’ve had the experience of co-writing for theatre, which was a great learning curve but I cant imagine working that way in the future.
If you should travel to a foreign country to do research, which one would you chose and why?
I’m already planning a trip to Vienna for my next novel. It much depends on where scenes are set and whether a visit will enhance the piece
Thank you, John Steinberg and Rachel’s Random Resources.
About the author
John Steinberg was born in 1952 and spent many years in business before becoming a writer in 2007. Since then, he has co-written and produced comedies for the stage and has created a series of books for children. Nadine is his third novel. He is married with three children and lives in North London.
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