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Excited Lilac Girls is Part of this Evids Historical Fiction Roundup

  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

Team Lilac Visits Where Lilac Girls Began: The Bellamy-Ferriday House

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

I Just Discovered My Real Life Lilac Girls Heroine Exposed a Nazi Doctor to the FBI

     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

Love this Picture from Chick Lit Divas Book Club

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