Author bases novel on grandmother's life in 1907 Winonaby Euan Kerr, Minnesota Public Radio
Jane Kirkpatrick had a unique resource writing her latest historical novel: photographs her grandmother took a century ago around Winona.
St. Paul, Minn. — In "A Flickering Light" Kirkpatrick tells the story of her grandmother Jessie Gaebele who worked as a photographer beginning in 1907.
Several of her pictures appear in the book, including the self-portrait of Jessie in a beautiful white dress shown here.
Kirkpatrick told Euan Kerr her grandmother had to struggle to break into the profession.
Kirkpatrick will read at several Minnesota venues this week including the Winona Historical Society where the book will be formally launched
- Morning Edition, 06/17/2009, 6:55 a.m.