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
If you’re looking for a great way to choose your next historical fiction read, this Ezvid roundup is a great one: https://wiki.ezvid.com/m/ty9WVGPq5QH0f. I love the quick video summaries of each book and think Caroline Ferriday would be surprised to see herself as pictured here, Herta Oberheuser, too. But it’s certainly fun. Already have my next … More Excited Lilac Girls is Part of this Evids Historical Fiction Roundup
This beautiful Danish version of Lilac Girls arrived this morning, the title printed in silver foil. The audio book, too. Made my day. Så glad du er her, Denmark.
As if I needed additional proof that I am the luckiest author ever, the Random House team behind Lilac Girls (and my agent Alexandra Machinist) took a road trip from New York City up to Bethlehem, CT. to visit The Bellamy-Ferriday House and Gardens. It was so much fun to show them around the beautiful, … More Team Lilac Visits Where Lilac Girls Began: The Bellamy-Ferriday House
Many years after finishing Lilac Girls, I was surprised to read in a medical journal an incredible article, which features Nina Iwanska, the woman who inspired my Polish character Kasia in Lilac Girls. The article was written by Stafford Cohen, MD, Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and told the story … More I Just Discovered My Real Life Lilac Girls Heroine Exposed a Nazi Doctor to the FBI