Welcome to my website!
Thank you for your interest in this odyssey which I unknowingly began 25 years ago. It has been such an amazing journey, one that has taken me (and my wonderful readers!) from Renaissance France to Scotland, the Civil War South, then to Regency England, the Court of Henry VIII, and on to the Paris atelier of Pablo Picasso. Ahead is the story of young Jean Harlow in Hollywood, in Platinum Doll, which I wrote as Anne Girard.
I hope you will enjoy reading these stories as much as I have enjoyed bringing them to you.
"A fascinating, page-turning, behind-the-scenes look at what it took to be a celebrity in early Hollywood." — Lynn Cullen, bestselling author of Mrs. Poe and Twain's End
"An engrossing look at a Hollywood icon. I couldn't put it down." — Karleen Koen, New York Times bestselling author of Through A Glass Darkly
"Platinum Doll will entrance readers as Harlow entranced the world." — Heather Webb, author of Rodin's Lover
"She leaps off these pages, shining as bright as her signature platinum hair." — Marci Jefferson, author of Girl On The Golden Coin
"Girard creates a wonderful period piece [and] successfully captures the essence of an iconic figure." — Publishers Weekly
"Gripping... Written with... heartfelt passion." — Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
"Girard... ably marries history, art, and romance here as Eva remains broadly rendered and famous figures shine." — Booklist
"Early twentieth century Paris and Picasso's lost love come to enchanted, vivid life." — C.W. Gortner, bestselling author of The Queen's Vow