The Twin Cities’ own Lorna Landvik is a renowned writer, comedienne, and personality-around-town. Passionate about writing and theater from an early age, she made her debut as a novelist in 1996 with the critically acclaimed Patty Jane's House of Curl followed by 8 more novels, including best-sellers Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons, Oh My Stars and The View from Mt. Joy. She also continues to work as an actor and playwright, having appeared in Dudley Riggs’ Brave New Workshop, and most currently in a one-woman, all-improvised show called, Party in the Rec Room.
"Violet is an endearing character, one of Landvik's most captivating to date, and she masterfully infuses joy and admiration in this inspirational feel-good trip through one daring young woman's exceptional life.” — Booklist
"Landvik strings the escapades into a playful and poignant narrative, even as a backdrop of Ku Klux Klan violence and Depression-era hardship keeps the fairy tale in check." — Publishers Weekly