Ruta Sepetys is the author of Between Shades of Gray.
"You are an erotic phenomenon."
That's what the stranger seated next to me on the plane whispered. We had exchanged the basic bios of airline chitchat, and he had inquired about the title of my recent book.
"Erotic phenomenon, oh no, that's not me," I quickly tried to explain.
"Well, OK, it's not really you. It's your character. That's what you tell people," grinned the stranger.
That's not what I tell people.