10 ballet novels [for adults] you’ll love

Interested in my dance-related fiction?  Through the month of April, enjoy my latest, Ballet Orphans, a prequel to the Ballet Theatre Chronicles, for only 99 cents! Check out Off Balance and Outside the Limelight (Books 1 and 2 of the series) as well. My third novel, A Dancer’s Guide to Africa  is connected Ballet Orphans in … Read more

Maggie Shipstead’s astonishing ballet novel, Astonish Me

The choreography is old-fashioned, but as Rusakov circles the stage doing high, perfect coupés jetés en tournant, his technique is not fusty but pure. His movements are quick but unhurried, impossible in their clarity and difficulty and extraordinary in how they seem to burst from nowhere, without any apparent effort or preparation. But the beauty … Read more