Growing up, I shared a small bedroom with my older sister. Most of the time, everything was arranged the way she wanted it. But the day after she got married, I bought a can of yellow paint at the hardware store and covered the walls of MY room with the color of sunshine and happiness. When I first saw Hanh Bui’s manuscript, The Yellow Áo Dài, it took me back to that moment. What a joy it has been to be a small part of the path to publication of this beautiful story and what an honor to participate in the cover reveal.Continue reading
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Sneak Preview of a Fabulous Book!
Hey dear friends…I just had to share Cathy Ogren’s review of the upcoming Ella Fitzgerald and Marilyn Monroe book that she posted on her blog. I hope you’ll hop over to her website to say hello and leave a comment.
I had the opportunity to read Vivian Kirkfield’s upcoming nonfiction book, Making Their Voices Heard: The Inspiring Friendship of Ella Fitzgerald and Marilyn Monroe. With a lyrical quality to her writing, Vivian Kirkfield has written a beautiful story of friendship between two iconic personalities, Ella Fitzgerald and Marilyn Monroe. They were different in many ways, but they both had the same hopes and dreams. The author piques curiosity by giving readers a bit of background information about each woman. Ella Fitzgerald wanted to share her music with the world, and Marilyn Monroe hoped to become a great actress. How did these two women forge a life-long friendship? When Marilyn was offered a role in a musical, the first thing she did was to buy her idol’s records to listen to and study. Those records were Ella Fitzgerald’s. Marilyn’s performance in the movie was hailed by critics. This gave Marilyn a…
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