A huge cheer for my friend Heather Webb, whose novel RODIN’S LOVER comes out tod…

A huge cheer for my friend Heather Webb, whose novel RODIN'S LOVER comes out today. This story is already receiving rave reviews. As the New York Journal of Book says, “Heather Webb’s emotionally charged novel and rich language mirror Camille Claudel’s talent as a sculptor.” Congratulations, Heather!


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As a woman, aspiring sculptor Camille Claudel has plenty of critics, especially her traditional mother. But when Auguste Rodin makes Camille his apprentice—and his muse—their passion inspires groundbreaking works. Yet, Camille’s success is overshadowed by her lover’s rising star, and her obsessions cross the line into madness. "Rodin’s Lover" brings to life the volatile love affair between one of the era’s greatest artists and a woman entwined in a tragic dilemma she cannot escape.

"Masterfully crafted…a larger-than-life love story full of passion and tragedy. Webb captures the era and characters to perfection."–RT Book Reviews, starred review

"You'll be drawn into this story of obsession and passion."–Cosmopolitan

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Those of you who have read MRS. POE (thank you, thank you!) might remember the s…

Those of you who have read MRS. POE (thank you, thank you!) might remember the scene in which Frances first falls for Samuel Osgood. Samuel woos her with talk about the painter Gilbert Stuart, in particular about how Stuart had difficulty getting George Washington to smile for his portrait. DEAR MR. WASHINGTON, which comes out today across the U.S., looks at Gilbert's struggles with Washington from the point of view of Stuart's kids. I like to think that they got Washington to forget those painful dentures for just one ridiculous moment. You can see the results today on a dollar bill.

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In 2003, our TVs flickered with episodes of “Friends,” we were charmed by “Findi…

In 2003, our TVs flickered with episodes of "Friends," we were charmed by "Finding Nemo," and Facebook was only a glimmer in Harvard freshmen Mark Zuckerberg's eye. I was also writing my last picture book, DEAR MR. WASHINGTON, about how Gilbert Stuart's children got the president to smile for his portrait on the dollar bill. The book, Illustrated by Nancy Carpenter, comes out this Thursday. Phew!


DEAR MR. WASHINGTON by Lynn Cullen , Nancy Carpenter | Kirkus
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Gilbert Stuart, George Washington's portraitist, had 12 children and fretted about his famous subject's unsmiling mien. These details inspire Cullen's story of three rambunctious siblings: Charlotte, James and Baby John Stuart.

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