Hazel Gaynor: THE COTTINGLEY SECRET Interview

The Cottingley Secret by Hazel Gaynor is literally a “fairy” tale. Most everyone can refer back to their childhood and remember their longing for a fairy, whether it was the tooth fairy or Tinkerbell from Peter Pan. Gaynor takes readers back to a world of enchantment with this intriguing mystery. Alternating between 1917 and a hundred years later, the lives of two girls and a modern day woman are intertwined through a Fairy story. Elise Cooper: How did you get the idea for the story? Hazel Gaynor: I’ve known about the Cottingley Fairies hoax, when two young girls claimed to photograph them at the bottom of the garden. When Sir Arthur Conan...

Hazel Gaynor talks about THE GIRL FROM THE SAVOY

The Girl From The Savoy by Hazel Gaynor is a fascinating historical novel that touches on intense and compelling themes where dreams really do come true. Readers will take the adventurous journey with the main characters as they struggle with love, hope, loss, and healing, within the backdrop of World War I. Elise Cooper: Why did you decide to write about this era? Hazel Gaynor: I worked with author Heather Webb on an anthology, Fall Of Poppies, which was set around Armistice Day of World War I. This overlapped with the manuscript for this book. It is set in the 1920’s, just after the Great War ended. I am fascinated and love the Roaring...