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Martha Hall Kelly

Martha Hall Kelly was the featured author at our first ever Prosser Public Library Author Luncheon. Our venue held 150 people and we were forced to close registration when the event sold out months before the date. We purchased 35 copies of Lilac Girls and put them out for display 5 months before the luncheon. Shortly after that we put out the flyer for the event. Given the response to registration, we were never able to send the announcement to the papers!! Martha was gracious, friendly and so appreciative to the staff and organizers of the luncheon. She spoke from her heart and shared many details about the way Lilac Girls came together for her and the intersection with life events for her personally. After her presentation, Martha signed copies of her book for the long line of people and also posed for photos with those who requested them. Library patrons are still talking about the day and how much they enjoyed hearing Martha speak. They are all anxiously awaiting her new book in 2019.
— One Book One Bloomfield
We hosted Martha for an event in 2017, and couldn’t be happier with the result. Martha was marvelous, and attendees were so pleased with her presentation. Not only was she an excellent speaker, she was also a gracious visitor, making many new friends during her stay in Palm Beach.
— MorseLife Literary Society
Martha Hall Kelly was our featured author for the 2018 Cold Spring Harbor High School Literary Luncheon. It was an amazing, SOLD OUT event! Our school community - students, parents, teachers and administrators - hung on Martha’s every word as she took us through her ten year journey of writing Lilac Girls. Martha is an engaging speaker who was incredibly generous with her time as she answered questions, interacted with students and signed books. Thanks to Martha, our Literary Luncheon was a tremendous success!
— Cold Spring Harbor Annual Luncheon
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We loved hosting Martha Hall Kelley at New Canaan Library! Martha’s unique storytelling abilities made her appearance a wonderful event where a sold-out audience learned about The Rabbits and the real-life horrors they endured. Martha’s passion for the project and subjects was evident in her sharing and research. She brought the LILAC GIRLS to life and the audience embraced the journey. We can’t wait to read the continuing story!

— New Canaan Library