When I wrote The Artist and the Innkeeper
, I knew nothing of COVID-19. It is a sad coincidence that this virus should exact its heaviest European toll within the region serving as the setting for this story - Lombardy and Milan.
My references to plague and death came with no foresight for what was near at hand. It’s a touch magical now to read the Artist’s imagined prayer for those faithful of a better day.
It is with gratitude and regard for global caregivers, that I pledge 10% of my proceeds to Doctors Without Borders.