INTERVIEW WITH HAZEL GAYNOR and HEATHER WEBB Jul21

INTERVIEW WITH HAZEL GAYNOR and HEATHER WEBB

Meet Me In Monaco by Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb brings Grace Kelly back to life. Readers will take a journey to the Cannes Film Festival in 1955 as the authors intertwine the romance between the actress Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier of Monaco and their characters Sophie Duval and James Henderson. These two authors, “Team H,” have a chemistry when writing together. They have a knack for creating an enchanting story written in one voice. The plot opens with Grace Kelly ducking into a small perfume shop, owned by Sophie Duval, to escape a tabloid photographer, James Henderson. Sophie gives Grace Kelly a sanctuary from the paparazzi and...

INTERVIEW WITH WWI HISTORICAL NOVELISTS

The 100th anniversary ending World War I happened at 11 am on the 11th of November 1918. Around the world November 11th is known by various names including Armistice Day, Remembrance Day and in the US, Veterans Day. Several best-selling historical novelists were interviewed about the effect WWI had on veterans who gallantly fought it.  They want to inform the readers about real facts, events, and issues, such as PTSD, prosthetics, the reaction of the civilian population, the effect on military families, atrocities committed, and integrating back into society. Charles and Caroline Todd write two series, Ian Rutledge and Bess Crawford, with...

Interview with Hazel Gaynor

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...