Nancy K. Lodge

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Nancy Kunhardt Lodge has a Masters Degree in Classics and a Ph.D. in Renaissance Art History and has taught at Universities in Boston and Washington, DC. She has written scholarly articles and delivered papers at Renaissance conferences in Italy and the U.S.

"Writing The Crystal Navigator, allowed me to incorporate some of the most interesting, quirkiest as well as some of the saddest incidents about the lives of five famous artists into the story of a little girl's magical journey back through time. My first aim was to make art and artists come alive for children so that they would travel right alongside Lucy and Wilbur. I wanted them to be able feel Lucy's exhilaration as she flew through a star-crowded night back to fifteenth-century Flor
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Nancy K. Lodge I have never had writer's block. Certainly, I've procrastinated, but I look upon procrastination as a time of mental codification, when you're writing…moreI have never had writer's block. Certainly, I've procrastinated, but I look upon procrastination as a time of mental codification, when you're writing in your head. Eventually, even if it's a hiatus of a few months, I begin writing again.(less)
Nancy K. Lodge There are a couple of best things for me. First, the feeling of accomplishment that comes when you finish something you truly believe has value.…moreThere are a couple of best things for me. First, the feeling of accomplishment that comes when you finish something you truly believe has value. Equally important is the feedback I've gotten from the children who have read The Crystal Navigator and liked it enough to write me letters. Those letters are jewels.(less)
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“Maybe in her hands the painting will finish itself,” said Leonardo.
‘Finish itself,’ thought Lucy. ‘Maybe, the painting needs to be looked at and appreciated. Maybe all creations- books, music, plays, dance-are not truly finished until they are understood by an audience.’
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