Lucy Maud Montgomery
|Welcome to Alexandra Heilbron's
web page! Her latest book, Remembering Lucy Maud Montgomery, was
just released, October 2001.
Remembering Lucy Maud Montgomery is a collection of first hand reminiscences by Lucy Maudís friends, family, servants and neighbours. As a ministerís wife, mother and world famous author Lucy Maud Montgomery was a very busy woman who learned early on to balance her life and not let her worries darken other peopleís lives with her worries.
How were her relations with her husband? Her children? What was her daily routine like? How and when did she write? How much did she participate in the daily tasks around the house? Did she ever cook dinner or clean? Did the community really like her? These are just a few of the questions asked in Remembering Lucy Maud Montgomery that reveal how she appeared to those who knew her.
Included with these frank interviews is a collection of photographs, both old and new Ė some never before published. Articles written about Lucy Maud Montgomery during her lifetime close the book and offer us further insight into one of Canadaís best known and most loved authors.
If you can't find it at your local bookstore, you can have them order it or go to www.indigo.ca.
Alexandra toured the Maritimes October 11 to 14, including Charlottetown and Halifax to sign her new book, Remembering Lucy Maud Montgomery and to do media interviews. She also gave a talk and signed books at Uxbridge's Lucy Maud Montgomery Day on October 20 and at Norval's Montgomery Christmas on November 24, 2001. If you missed her appearance on Global TV's Maritimes Today, it will be repeated again before Christmas.
Alexandra will be interviewed on
on January 15, 2002, on Rogers Television from 11:00 a.m. to 12 noon.
Signing copies at Lucy Maud Montgomery Day at the church in Leaskdale, Ontario, where LMM attended church from 1911 to 1926. Photo by Joanne Wood.
Michael Mahonen (Gus Pike of Road to Avonlea) poses in Toronto with a copy of Remembering Lucy Maud Montgomery. Photo by Kitty Hadley.
About the Author
Alexandra Heilbron worked as editor of The Avonlea Traditions Chronicle, a magazine for fans of L.M. Montgomery, for five years. In 2000, she won a writing award from the Prince Edward Island Museum and Heritage Foundation for her first book, The Lucy Maud Montgomery Album. Her work has appeared in many magazines, including TV Times, Macleanís, Kindred Spirits, and Canadian Wildlife. Alexandra works at Tribute Publishing as an editor, writing for their magazines (Tribute, Campus Reel, En Primeur, Canadian Wildlife and Biosphere). Alexandra volunteers as an interpreter at Black Creek Pioneer Village (she is bilingual), competes regularly in horse shows (Hunter/Jumper) and lives in Toronto.
E-mail Alexandra if you have any questions or comments for her. She'll get back to you asap!
Other books by and about L.M. Montgomery
If you're looking for L.M. Montgomery books -- rare, hard to get First Editions or new discounted books, please click on the link below to see the list.
L. M. Montgomery Rare Books for Sale!
Looking for the Avonlea Traditions Chronicle? Unfortunately, it stopped publishing in December 1999, but you can still get back issues through the Avonlea Traditions website by clicking on this link: Avonlea Traditions Inc.