Praise for Birds in the Air from Marianne Fons, others

“A truly enjoyable read! Quilters will relive their own first patchwork steps along with Emma as she searches for her place in a new community. Non-quilters will experience vicariously Emma’s discovery of the power of quilts to connect, heal, and restore the soul.” — Marianne Fons   What a delightful book! Frances weaves a story with characters that remind us of people we know in our every day lives – so relatable.…

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Quilting Q&A with author Frances O’Roark Dowell

Why did you decide to write about quilters? There’s a rule of thumb for writers: Write the books you want to read. I’m so happy whenever writers like Jennifer Chivavirini, Marie Bostwick and Sandra Dallas come out with new quilting novels—I wish more quilters wrote books! So it makes sense that if I love reading books about quilting, I should write one. What draws you to quilting? I’ve always loved…

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Dowell to launch novel at 2016 ‘Stars N Stitches’ quilt show

Birds in the Air author Frances O’Roark Dowell has been invited to launch her first book for adults at the Stars ‘N’ Stitches show with a reading, book signing, and trunk show of her own quilts. Stars N Stitches is hosted annually in the Atlanta area by the Chattahoochee Evening Stars Quilt Guild. The event takes place in 2016 on Saturday, September 24, at the Lakewood 400 Antiques Market, 1321…

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Publication Date Set for ‘Birds in the Air’

Birds in the Air set for Publication Date of September 21, 2016 (Launch Event in Atlanta on September 24th) DURHAM, N.C. (June 1, 2016)– From Frances O’Roark Dowell — bestselling author of Dovey Coe, Trouble the Water, The Secret Language of Girls, and other “beloved books for tweens and teenagers” (New York Times Sunday Book Review) — comes Birds in the Air, her first novel for adults. In the tradition of…

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