Posted by: Through the Eyes of Women | September 27, 2015

September 28, 2015 Extra! Extra! Read All About It: Girl Waits With Gun; Join Host Kathleen Marshall With Author Amy Stewart Discussing Her First Novel: Girl Waits With Gun

Amy_Stewart_Delightful_Eye_Photography_3800_Cropped_WebEureka, CA author Amy Stewart is known around the world as the author of non-fiction books; funny explorations of plants and gardening such as The Drunken Botanist, Wicked Plants and Flower Confidential.  Her first published novel (she has others, un-published, stashed away in various places) was released by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt on September 1, 2015. Girl Waits With Gun is a work of historical fiction based on the real-life Kopp sisters of New Jersey.  Amy accidently ran across an article about the eldest Kopp sister, Miss Constance, while researching her last book, The Drunken Botanist.

 

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The title Girl Waits With Gun, is ripped straight from an actual 1915 newspaper headline.  Amy describes her new book as a fun romp, filling out the story of the Kopp sisters and their head-on collision with a drunken and corrupt silk-mill owner in 1914.  Constance, the main character of the book, stands up for herself and her family in remarkable ways for a lady of that era.

And Amy plans to keep the Kopp sisters in the public eye with more adventures on the way.

Her Eureka, CA book event, the 21st in a 26 event tour, will take place at the Eureka Theater on Saturday October 3, 2015 at 5:00 PM.  Amy has invented a cocktail true to the New Jersey setting of Girl Waits With Gun.  The New Jersey Automobile made with New Jersey applejack, jam for, as Amy says, “a little sweetness and color,” topped off with champagne will be available at the event, along with a slide show and book signing.

To listen to and/or download Kathleen’s conversation with Amy click the following link:       9-28-2015 Kathleen_Amy Stewart 

 

 

 

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