Thursday, January 27, 2011

Anne McCaffrey's Local Connections

What else can you do on a snowy day? I was reading up on my of my favorite authors, Anne McCaffrey (Mary T. Brizzi's 1986 Anne McCaffrey). She mentions that McCaffrey lived in Upper Montclair, NJ as a girl, including a stint at Girl Scout camp. As an adult she performed in or directed performances at the Wilmington Opera Society (her then husband worked for DuPont). Those who fondly remember the Harperhall series (Dragonsong, Dragonsinger, and Dragondrums) might be interested to know that Masterharper Robinton was modeled on Frederick N. Robinson of Pennsylvania's Lancaster Opera Workshop.

Who knew!

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