June 10th was such a great day–I got to meet so many wonderful Lilac Girls readers and hang out at the world’s most beautiful place, The Bellamy-Ferriday House and Gardens. Signed a lot of books and we awarded the first ever Caroline Ferriday French Prize to a local high school graduate, Ryan Rescsanski. (If you couldn’t … More An Incredible Day at The Bellamy-Ferriday House
Many thanks to Caroline Ferriday’s cousin Alexander “Sandy” Neave who recently shared this wonderful photo with me. I love finding old pictures of Caroline I’ve never seen, but this one is really special since it captures a moment with her cousins frozen in time. From left to right: Alexander C. Neave (Sandy’s father), Esther Baker Young, … More A Lovely New Caroline Picture
Very sad to say Mrs. Stanislaw Osiczko Sledziejowska, one of the last surviving “Ravensbruck Ladies,” passed away today at 93. Part of a group nicknamed “The Rabbits” by the Nazi doctors at the camp, she was one of the youngest Polish political prisoners experimented on at Ravensbruck Concentration Camp as a teen, and was so … More One of the Last “Ravensbruck Ladies” Passes Away at 93.
I’ve always thought Costco was amazing and now I know for sure. It’s so gratifying to have someone like Pennie Clark Ianniciello, who has her finger on the pulse of what’s good in books, sing Lilac Girls’ praises. Writer Lisa Alcalay Klug captured the story so beautifully and they even included a video from my website about … More Be still my heart. Pennie picked Lilac Girls.
If you’ve read Lilac Girls you know about little Guy Poirot, the baby who is lifted up into one of the Swedish Red Cross’ rescue busses, to be reunited with his mother and escape the camp. It is based on a true story, of how Ravensbruck prisoner Raymonde Poirot gave birth to a child at … More Meet Guy, the infant in Lilac Girls who survived Ravensbruck, now all grown up.