One of my favorite Lilac Girls scenes to write was the one where Caroline Ferriday goes to the post office across the street from her house and discovers all the mail. So it was fun to find these old pictures of the store and post office just as they were (I call it Merrill Brothers … More Just Found Some Great Old Lilac Girls Pics
I loved the process of writing an essay about Lilac Girls for AARP The Magazine, digging into the past and reliving how the book came about. You will find the essay in the current (October-November) edition, winging its way toward mailboxes soon. And you can read it now on Nook or on your IPad. Hope … More AARP The Magazine Shines the Light on Lilac Girls
I LOVE the Lost Roses cover and am thrilled to finally be able to share it. It has been such a joy going back in time to WWI, to tell the story from Caroline Ferriday’s mother Eliza’s point of view. I was so happy I didn’t have to leave Caroline and her mother after finishing … More Crazy Excited to Share the Cover for Lost Roses, the Prequel to Lilac Girls.
I love AARP Magazine and was so happy they wanted to shoot at the lovely Bellamy-Ferriday House and Gardens for pictures to accompany my essay in next month’s issue. The photographer Ethan Hill, assistant Janelle Jones and hair and makeup Dihan FC were all so great. Can’t wait to see the article in the October-November issue!
I was thrilled to be invited to the Chapin School Book Fair last year– excited to see my Lilac Girls heroine Caroline Ferriday’s alma mater. Back then I was about three quarters of the way done with the prequel to Lilac Girls, Lost Roses and mentioned it to Eleanor Southworth, former Chapin archive coordinator, since the … More Researching Lost Roses I Discovered Caroline Ferriday’s Graduation Picture