I had so much fun Skyping with The Chick Lit Divas bookclub (below) today. And loved it when member Lorraine Donagher told she liked reading in Lilac Girls the description of the Mt. Sinai, where my character Kasia went for treatment, and the nurses, since she was a Mt. Sinai nurse herself. I asked Lorraine … More Love this Picture from Chick Lit Divas Book Club
I’m headed to Sweden this October at the invitation of my lovely Swedish publisher so I’m revisiting the dramatic rescue in Lilac Girls, by Count Folk Bernadotte and his white buses. I happened on an incredible collection of handmade crafts, made with found materials at the camp, and carried by the liberated women to Sweden. … More The Incredible Handcrafted Items that Arrived with the Ravensbruck Prisoners Rescued by the Swedish White Buses
I wish Caroline Ferriday could have seen it, the French Consulate in New York City in full regalia, nine WWII veterans honored with the Legion of Honor, which she was awarded over seventy years ago. The French School of New York City brought 18 students to read the bios of each awardee and there wasn’t … More What an Incredible Day at the French Consulate Honoring Lilac Girls’ Caroline Ferriday and Nine New Legion of Honor Recipients
At the French Consulate tomorrow I will introduce nine new region of Honor recipients, with a few words about Caroline Ferriday, who was given the award after WWII for her work to benefit France. I’m excited to meet the veterans-eight men and one woman- and it’s an incredible honor to represent Caroline, a woman who … More So Honored to Represent Caroline Ferriday at the French Consulate as Nine new Legion of Honor recipients Awarded, WWII veterans all.
A million thanks to Lilac Girls’ French Publisher Charleston Editions for rolling out the red carpet for me in Paris. The lilacs were blooming in Jardin du Luxembourg and I loved meeting everyone.