Can you tell us a little about yourself?
My name is Theodora Donovan. I was born in Brookhurst, NY in 1922. I lived with my grandparents after my parents passed away, then I attended Miss Carrington's School for Girls before taking up a career in journalism.
What is your role in the story?
The story is about me and another person. His name is Calvin Wynne.
What is the challenge you’re trying to overcome during the story?
I just want other people to listen to me. I sometimes feel that I am overlooked. I know that it isn't right to complain or expect things without proper cause, but I do believe that we all have a right to happiness. I think it's difficult for our elders to see that.
What is your favorite hobby?
I like a lot of things. I like listening to music, especially Glenn Miller's band. I wish I could learn to dance to it better. I really don't know where I would learn it from though. I also like to go to the pictures.
If you could make one wish, what would it be?
To have my mother back.
Title: Forget Me Not
Author: Allison Whitmore
Genre: Historical Fiction
Theodora “Teddi” Donovan and Calvin Wynne have always hated each other. They didn’t have a choice after Teddi’s bootlegger father killed Calvin’s and left them both orphaned. The scandal has fueled gossip in quiet, quaint Brookhurst, New York, for over a decade. When a friendship develops between them as teenagers, they are ridiculed and shunned by the strict society that dictates life in their town. As they grow older, friendship turns into love, and Teddi and Calvin have to choose between their future and the scepter of their past. Spanning continents and decades, Forget Me Not is a coming-of-age story about truth, self-reliance, and the freeing power of love.
Allison Whitmore started her first novel, Forget Me Not, one icy morning in her dorm room in Southampton, NY. After many years of teaching high school English, she came back to the novel to rewrite it. Allison comes from a family who loves history and enjoyed immersing herself in the research that brought Teddi and Calvin’s world to life. She lives in her hometown, Los Angeles, California. You can find her on Twitter @alli_whitmore and her website: allisonwhitmore.com.
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