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|Location||Lancaster, PA, United States|
|Introduction||English (RhetComp) MA, Cal State Univ.
Novel in progress: Nanie Glatfelter’s Garden
Sophie MacPherson loves her home in Willow Dell, where all her neighbors garden. But Sophie doesn’t quite fit in. She’s spent twenty-two years on one flower—her daughter, Fleur, named for the French mother Sophie lost long ago.
When Fleur announces she's leaving for France to pursue her dream to be a pastry chef, she tells her mother to do more with her life. Sophie wants to win her daughter’s respect, but how?
She finds help under the eccentric gardening hat of her neighbor Nanie Glatfelter. In Nanie’s garden, Sophie learns to grow the flowers her mother loved—finding in her past the strength for her future.
Her first challenge? Stand up to college students whose parties endanger Nanie’s garden. But when Dell residents enlist the help of the Harley Davidson club to keep the students in check, their scheme exposes a betrayal that leaves a female student in tears.
When Sophie befriends the girl, the girl’s jilted boyfriend plans a revenge to destroy the livelihood of Sophie’s Amish neighbors. With only seconds, Sophie must stop the devastating act.
|Interests||Reading, gardening, cooking, fine teas, dogs (Westies), French language, music, walking, flowers.|
|Favorite Movies||Tender Mercies, Becket, Enchanted April, Stranger Than Fiction, Chariots of Fire, Ground Hog Day, Marcel Pagnol's La Gloire de Mon Père & Le Château de ma Mère.|
|Favorite Music||Lots, Currently listening to Pandora's Irish Fiddle & Piano stations.|
|Favorite Books||Authors: Wendell Berry, Marilynne Robinson, P. G. Wodehouse, Mary Stewart, Verlyn Klinkenborg, Elspeth Huxley's The Flame Trees of Thika, Gerald Durrell's My Family and Other Animals, Marcel Ayme's Les Contes du Chat Perché, Marcel Pagnol's La Gloire de Mon Pere and Le Chateau de ma Mere, McCall Stewart's No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series, Laurie R. King's Mary Russell series|