Columbus Story Time: Deborah Blumenthal on "Fancy Party Gowns"
Please join us at 11am on Saturday, February 11th for a special story time with Deborah Blumenthal as she reads from her book Fancy Party Gowns: The Story of Fashion Designer Ann Cole Lowe.
A beautiful picture book about Ann Cole Lowe, a little-known African-American fashion designer who battled personal and social adversity in order to pursue her passion of making beautiful gowns and went on to become one of society's top designers.
Deborah Blumenthal is an award-winning journalist and nutritionist who now divides her time between writing children's books and adult novels. She has been a regular contributor to the New York Times, as well as to Long Island Newsday as a home design columnist. Her feature stories have appeared widely in many other newspapers and national magazines including New York sDaily News, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, Woman's Day, Family Circle, Self, andVogue. She lives in New York City.
Laura Freeman received her BFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York Cityand began her career illustrating for various editorial clients, includingThe New York Times Book Review, The National Law Journal, and New York Magazine. She also worked as a computer artist in the men s design department of Polo/Ralph Lauren.Laura now lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with her husbandand their two children.