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Jan.16.2012
But now it's time to start a new book. After Muriel's War, I took about six months off, then began thinking of a new topic. It's an interesting one, closer to my first book, Women Who Love Men Who Kill, than to the last four biographies. Now working on the proposal, which is way overdue. So my...
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Jan.16.2012
But now it's time to start a new book. After Muriel's War, I took about six months off, then began thinking of a new topic. It's an interesting one, closer to my first book, Women Who Love Men Who Kill, then to the last four biographies. Now working on the proposal, which is way overdue. So my...
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Mar.10.2011
(Originally published at New York Women in Communications' website for Women's History Month.) When Helen Muriel Morris entered the world on November 23, 1901, her hometown of Chicago was, along with the rest of America, on the cusp of a new century and a new world. No one in the Morris mansion...
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Nov.22.2010
Muriel's War book talk in San Diego.
Muriel's War will be published in two weeks which means the e-book version will be available then, and I'm trying to follow through on all my publisher's planned publicity, plus add in some of my own. It feels like juggling. At the same time, I'm also working on a proposal for a new book, finishing...
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Nov.11.2010
A young Muriel Gardiner
Traveling to tell people about Muriel Gardiner, the subject of Muriel's War: An American Heiress in the Nazi Resistance, is a joyful experience. People are so interested in her, and she was such a fascinating woman, that the story practically tells itself. And the book talks I've done so far have...
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May.23.2010
MURIEL'S WAR: AN AMERICAN HEIRESS IN THE NAZI RESISTANCE
Muriel Gardiner was an electrifying woman who impressed everyone with her beauty, intelligence, and courage. Her adventurous life led her from Chicago high society and a dynasty of millionaire meatpackers, to the Austrian resistance during the 1930. From Wellesley College and Oxford University, to...
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May.23.2010
MURIEL'S WAR: AN AMERICAN HEIRESS IN THE NAZI RESISTANCE
Muriel Gardiner was an electrifying woman who impressed everyone with her beauty, intelligence, sensuality, and courage. Her adventurous life led her from a Chicago meatpacking dynasty and an early life in high society, to the Austrian resistance during the 1930. From Wellesley College and Oxford...
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Feb.05.2010
Muriel's War: An American Heiress in the Nazi Resistance -- a biography of Muriel Gardiner -- will to be published in December by Palgrave. "Whether Hellman’s 'Julia' existed or not, there was an American heiress who bravely resisted the Nazis in Austria. She managed to escape. Her name was...
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Feb.01.2010
The title of my new biography is now: Muriel's War, An American Heiress in the Nazi Resistance. It's due to be published in December by Palgrave. I'm writing as fast as I can!
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Jul.29.2009
The publisher of my first book, Women Who Love Men Who Kill (Simon & Schuster), actually did somethings well: The cover was great, and the publicity --- well, they booked me on the Today Show and several others. If I were critical, which of course I am, I would say a book tour would have helped...
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May.23.2009
Just got back from DC, doing research for HER WAR. The Library of Congress yielded a treasure trove of letters written by Muriel Gardiner - her inner thoughts, feelings, ideas - all saved by her pen pal Anna Freud. Muriel herself didn't save much; apparently she lived in the moment and didn't think...
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May.14.2009
Today two distractions kept me from my keyboard, but only briefly.  First, an interview request from a London mag, then a copy of a Dubai mag in which I am quoted. All of my interviews now are about my first book which is almost two decades old - Women Who Love Men Who Kill. It was published in...
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May.07.2009
I am a research junkie. When I write a book, I research forever, in order to put off the actual writing. I love research, love to read, conduct interviews, poke around online, look in archives.  My current book is Her War: The True Story of an American Heiress in the Resistance Against the Nazis, a...
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