At a recent Bellamy-Ferriday House event for Lilac Girls a small group of entrepreneurs gathered to offer their goods and I came across Nan Siegmund’s handmade jewelry. She bills her offerings as “whimsical hand-fashioned jewelry and other great finds” and I thought you’d enjoy seeing her Lilac Girls-inspired pieces. I have the red thread necklace, … More Found Some Charming Lilac Girls-themed Jewelry
Since I started writing Lost Roses several years ago I’ve been pinning clues on Pinterest, about the story as I went along. I pinned pictures of the characters: Luba, Sofya, little Max, Varinka and Taras. And of course young Caroline and her mother Eliza. The plot. My inspiration. (I’ve included a screenshot of a few … More Like Some Hints about the Lilac Girls Prequel Lost Roses? You’ll Find Them Here.
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.