Daughter of the Stars

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Lacey Elliot seems to have everything-looks, talent, and a thriving business-but there has always been a great deal missing from her life. For the past thirty years, her mother has staunchly refused to discuss Lacey`s absent father or the fact that the two women seem to be totally alone in the world without any relatives.

While her mother is recovering from a debilitating illness, a letter arrives from a woman claiming to be Lacey`s great-aunt. Driven by a need to discover what her mother has feared all her life, Lacey sets off for the town of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, a quiet community with a tumultuous past that sits at the confluence of two rivers: the Shenandoah-known as "daughter of the stars" in Indian legend-and the mighty Potomac. Here she hopes to discover who she really is and why her past has been shrouded in mystery for so long.

Indeed, the letter sets in motion events that cannot be stopped, for Lacey quickly learns the whereabouts of her mother`s family, that her father was killed when she was young, and that her aunt believes his killer has returned to walk among them once more.

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Phillis Ayame Whitney ( Phillis Ayame Whitney ) September 9, 1903 - February 8, 2008 children`s and detective novels, which were sold out in millions of copies. Journalists called her “the queen of American Gothic”. She was born in the Japanese city of Yokohama, where her father Charles Joseph Whitney, a native of Iowa, an employee of an export company, worked at that time. Her mother Mary Lillian (Lilly) Mandeville was originally from Scotland, but was born in Cleveland, Ohio. This was her second marriage. Phyllis Ayame Whitney ("ayame" - from the Japanese word for "iris") dreamed of becoming a ballerina, but as a teenager she had already begun to write. After the death of his father in 1918 in the Chinese city of Hankoy, the family moved to San Francisco (California). The girl spent her childhood in Japan, the Philippines and China, so she first saw America at the age of 15. At first, the family lived in the suburb of San Francisco, Berkeley, and soon the mother and daughter settled in San Antonio (Texas), where Phyllis continued to master the art of dance, participating in the performances of the Red Cross and giving dance lessons. But soon the desire to write overcame the craving for dancing in the young girl and she abandoned the stage forever. Phyllis`s mother dies in San Antonio in 1920, and she settles with her aunt in Chicago, Illinois, where she graduated from McKinley High School in 1924 and became seriously interested in literature. Her first stories were published in the Chicago Daily News, but pretty soon a hundred of her stories were already published in many periodicals. During this time, she worked at the Chicago Public Library children`s loan and bookstores. And in 1925, she married George A.

Garner, with whom she had a daughter, Georgia, in 1934. In 1941, Houghton Mifflin published her first novel, a teenage book A Place for Anne, and two years later, her first adult novel, Red for Murder, appeared in the Ziff-Davis Publishing Company. From 1942-1946, Phyllis Wheatley worked as a children`s book editor for the Chicago Sun`s Book Week, and then in 1947-1948 for the Philadelphia Inquirer. In 1945 she taught a course in children`s literature at Northwestern University, and in 1947-1958 at New York University. In 1950, after her divorce five years ago from her first husband, who did not approve of her attitude towards writing, Phyllis Wheatley remarried to Lovell F.

Jahnke. She continued to actively engage in writing and by 1960 she had 25 published books on her account. She continues to publish book after book, winning the Edgar Allen Poe Award, America`s highest honor for detective fiction. By the mid-1960s, her books were being translated into foreign languages, her name was mentioned along with such popular writers as Mary Stewart and Victoria Holt. For 20 years, Phyllis Wheatley lived on Staten Island (Staten, New York), although at that time she and her husband traveled a lot, where the writer drew plots and surroundings for her books. Then she and her husband moved to live first in Sussex, and then in the town of Hope (New Jersey). She has written more than 75 books, in which detective and love stories were closely intertwined, in which teenagers uncovered ingenious secrets, and in which good always triumphed over evil. In the past two years, the novelist has been working on her autobiography. She died of pneumonia in Faber, Virginia at the age of 104. Her three books can be attributed to novels in which there are elements of fiction and mysticism: Silverhill (1967), Rainbow in the Mist (1989) about the fate of the clairvoyant Christine Lauren, The Singing Stones (The Singing Stones, 1990), as well as the story "The Silver Bullet" (The Silver Bullet, 1935).  Awards and titles 1961 - Edgar Allen Poe Award for Best Children`s Detective of the Year for The Mystery of the Pool Freak 1962 - Nominated for the Edgar Allen Poe Award ) in the category "Best Children`s Detective of the Year" for the novel "The Secret of the Tiger`s Eye" 1964 - Edgar Allen Poe Award in the category "Best Children`s Detective of the Year" for the novel "The Secret of the Hidden Hand" 1964 - Sequoia Award ( Oklahoma State Sequoyah Award for The Secret of the Hidden Hand 1971 - Nominated for the Edgar Allen Poe Award for Best Children`s Detective of the Year for The Secret of the Missing Trail 1974 - Nominated for the Edgar Allan Poe Award ( Edgar Allen Poe Award) in the category "best children`s detective of the year" for the novel "The Mystery of an Angry Boy" 1975 - President of the MWA (Mystery Writers of America) 1988 - Grandmaster of the MWA (Mystery Writers of America) 1989 - Agatha Society Award " Malice Domestic "for services to Ms. nrom 1995 - Society of Midland Authors (SMA) Achievement Bibliography Novels 1941 - A Place for Ann 1942 - A Star for Ginny 1943 - A Window for Julie 1943 - Red is for Murder Same: 1965 - The Red Carnelian 1945 - The Silver Inkwell 1947 - Willow Willow Hill 1948 - Ever After 1949 - The Mystery of the Gulls 1950 - Linda`s Homecoming 1951 - The Island of Dark Wood Same: 1967 - Mystery of the Strange Traveler 1952 - Love Me, Love Me Not 1953 - Step to the Music 1954 - Mystery of the Black Diamonds 1954 - A Long Time Coming 1955 - Mystery on the Isle of Skye 1955 - The Quicksilver Pool 1956 - The Fire and the Gold 1956 - The Highest Dream 1956 - The Trembling Hills 1957 - Mystery of the Green Cat 1957 - Skye Cameron 1958 - Secret of the Samurai Sword 1958 - The Moonflower 1959 - Creole Holiday 1960 - Mystery of the Haunted Pool 1960 - Thunder Heights 1961 - Secret of the Eye Tiger (Secret of the Tiger`s Eye) 1961 - Blue Fire 1962 - Mystery of the Golden Horn 1962 - Window on the Square 1963 - Secret of the hidden hand (Mystery of the Hidden Hand) 1963 - Seven Tears for Apollo 1964 - Secret of the Emerald Star 1964 - Black Amber 1965 - Mystery of the Angry Idol) 1965 - Sea Jade [= Sea Jasper] (Sea Jade 1966 - Columbella 1967 - Secret of the Spotted Shell 1967 - Silverhill - ed. Doubleday 1968 - Hunter`s Green 1969 - Secret of Goblin Glen 1969 - The Mystery of the Crimson Ghost 1969 - The Winter People 1969 - Secret of the Missing Footprint 1970 - Lost Island 1971 - The Vanishing Scarecrow 1972 - Nobody Likes Trina 1972 - Listen for the Whisperer 1973 - Mystery of the Scowling Boy 1973 - Snowfire 1974 - The Turquoise Mask 1975 - Secret of Haunted Mesa 1975 - Spindrift 1976 - Golden Unicorn (The Golden Unicorn 1977 - Secret of the Stone Face 1977 - The Stone Bull 1978 - The Glass Flame 1979 - Domino 1980 - Poinciana 1981 - Bright Red (Vermilion) 1983 - Emerald (Emerald) 1984 - Song Rainsong 1985 - Dream of Orchids 1986 - Flaming Tree 1987 - Silversword 1988 - Feather on the Moon 1989 - Rainbow in the Mist 1990 - The Singing Stones 1991 - Woman Without a Past 1992 - The Ebony Swan 1993 - Star Flight 1994 - Daughter of the Stars 1997 - The Violet dreams (Amethyst Dreams) Stories 1935 - The Silver Bullet // Weird Tales Journalism 1947 - Writing Juvenile Fiction 1976 - Writing Writing Juvenile Stories and Novels 1982 - Guide to Fiction Writing Vitaly Karatsupa, 2009

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Phillis Ayame Whitney ( Phillis Ayame Whitney ) September 9, 1903 - February 8, 2008 children`s and detective novels, which were sold out in millions of copies. Journalists called her “the queen of American Gothic”. She was born in the Japanese city of Yokohama, where her father Charles Joseph Whitney, a native of Iowa, an employee of an export company, worked at that time. Her mother Mary Lillian (Lilly) Mandeville was originally from Scotland, but was born in Cleveland, Ohio. This was her second marriage. Phyllis Ayame Whitney ("ayame" - from the Japanese word for "iris") dreamed of becoming a ballerina, but as a teenager she had already begun to write. After the death of his father in 1918 in the Chinese city of Hankoy, the family moved to San Francisco (California). The girl spent her childhood in Japan, the Philippines and China, so she first saw America at the age of 15. At first, the family lived in the suburb of San Francisco, Berkeley, and soon the mother and daughter settled in San Antonio (Texas), where Phyllis continued to master the art of dance, participating in the performances of the Red Cross and giving dance lessons. But soon the desire to write overcame the craving for dancing in the young girl and she abandoned the stage forever. Phyllis`s mother dies in San Antonio in 1920, and she settles with her aunt in Chicago, Illinois, where she graduated from McKinley High School in 1924 and became seriously interested in literature. Her first stories were published in the Chicago Daily News, but pretty soon a hundred of her stories were already published in many periodicals. During this time, she worked at the Chicago Public Library children`s loan and bookstores. And in 1925, she married George A. Garner, with whom she had a daughter, Georgia, in 1934. In 1941, Houghton Mifflin published her first novel, a teenage book A Place for Anne, and two years later, her first adult novel, Red for Murder, appeared in the Ziff-Davis Publishing Company. From 1942-1946, Phyllis Wheatley worked as a children`s book editor for the Chicago Sun`s Book Week, and then in 1947-1948 for the Philadelphia Inquirer. In 1945 she taught a course in children`s literature at Northwestern University, and in 1947-1958 at New York University. In 1950, after her divorce five years ago from her first husband, who did not approve of her attitude towards writing, Phyllis Wheatley remarried to Lovell F. Jahnke. She continued to actively engage in writing and by 1960 she had 25 published books on her account. She continues to publish book after book, winning the Edgar Allen Poe Award, America`s highest honor for detective fiction. By the mid-1960s, her books were being translated into foreign languages, her name was mentioned along with such popular writers as Mary Stewart and Victoria Holt. For 20 years, Phyllis Wheatley lived on Staten Island (Staten, New York), although at that time she and her husband traveled a lot, where the writer drew plots and surroundings for her books. Then she and her husband moved to live first in Sussex, and then in the town of Hope (New Jersey). She has written more than 75 books, in which detective and love stories were closely intertwined, in which teenagers uncovered ingenious secrets, and in which good always triumphed over evil. In the past two years, the novelist has been working on her autobiography. She died of pneumonia in Faber, Virginia at the age of 104. Her three books can be attributed to novels in which there are elements of fiction and mysticism: Silverhill (1967), Rainbow in the Mist (1989) about the fate of the clairvoyant Christine Lauren, The Singing Stones (The Singing Stones, 1990), as well as the story "The Silver Bullet" (The Silver Bullet, 1935).  Awards and titles 1961 - Edgar Allen Poe Award for Best Children`s Detective of the Year for The Mystery of the Pool Freak 1962 - Nominated for the Edgar Allen Poe Award ) in the category "Best Children`s Detective of the Year" for the novel "The Secret of the Tiger`s Eye" 1964 - Edgar Allen Poe Award in the category "Best Children`s Detective of the Year" for the novel "The Secret of the Hidden Hand" 1964 - Sequoia Award ( Oklahoma State Sequoyah Award for The Secret of the Hidden Hand 1971 - Nominated for the Edgar Allen Poe Award for Best Children`s Detective of the Year for The Secret of the Missing Trail 1974 - Nominated for the Edgar Allan Poe Award ( Edgar Allen Poe Award) in the category "best children`s detective of the year" for the novel "The Mystery of an Angry Boy" 1975 - President of the MWA (Mystery Writers of America) 1988 - Grandmaster of the MWA (Mystery Writers of America) 1989 - Agatha Society Award " Malice Domestic "for services to Ms. nrom 1995 - Society of Midland Authors (SMA) Achievement Bibliography Novels 1941 - A Place for Ann 1942 - A Star for Ginny 1943 - A Window for Julie 1943 - Red is for Murder Same: 1965 - The Red Carnelian 1945 - The Silver Inkwell 1947 - Willow Willow Hill 1948 - Ever After 1949 - The Mystery of the Gulls 1950 - Linda`s Homecoming 1951 - The Island of Dark Wood Same: 1967 - Mystery of the Strange Traveler 1952 - Love Me, Love Me Not 1953 - Step to the Music 1954 - Mystery of the Black Diamonds 1954 - A Long Time Coming 1955 - Mystery on the Isle of Skye 1955 - The Quicksilver Pool 1956 - The Fire and the Gold 1956 - The Highest Dream 1956 - The Trembling Hills 1957 - Mystery of the Green Cat 1957 - Skye Cameron 1958 - Secret of the Samurai Sword 1958 - The Moonflower 1959 - Creole Holiday 1960 - Mystery of the Haunted Pool 1960 - Thunder Heights 1961 - Secret of the Eye Tiger (Secret of the Tiger`s Eye) 1961 - Blue Fire 1962 - Mystery of the Golden Horn 1962 - Window on the Square 1963 - Secret of the hidden hand (Mystery of the Hidden Hand) 1963 - Seven Tears for Apollo 1964 - Secret of the Emerald Star 1964 - Black Amber 1965 - Mystery of the Angry Idol) 1965 - Sea Jade [= Sea Jasper] (Sea Jade 1966 - Columbella 1967 - Secret of the Spotted Shell 1967 - Silverhill - ed. Doubleday 1968 - Hunter`s Green 1969 - Secret of Goblin Glen 1969 - The Mystery of the Crimson Ghost 1969 - The Winter People 1969 - Secret of the Missing Footprint 1970 - Lost Island 1971 - The Vanishing Scarecrow 1972 - Nobody Likes Trina 1972 - Listen for the Whisperer 1973 - Mystery of the Scowling Boy 1973 - Snowfire 1974 - The Turquoise Mask 1975 - Secret of Haunted Mesa 1975 - Spindrift 1976 - Golden Unicorn (The Golden Unicorn 1977 - Secret of the Stone Face 1977 - The Stone Bull 1978 - The Glass Flame 1979 - Domino 1980 - Poinciana 1981 - Bright Red (Vermilion) 1983 - Emerald (Emerald) 1984 - Song Rainsong 1985 - Dream of Orchids 1986 - Flaming Tree 1987 - Silversword 1988 - Feather on the Moon 1989 - Rainbow in the Mist 1990 - The Singing Stones 1991 - Woman Without a Past 1992 - The Ebony Swan 1993 - Star Flight 1994 - Daughter of the Stars 1997 - The Violet dreams (Amethyst Dreams) Stories 1935 - The Silver Bullet // Weird Tales Journalism 1947 - Writing Juvenile Fiction 1976 - Writing Writing Juvenile Stories and Novels 1982 - Guide to Fiction Writing Vitaly Karatsupa, 2009