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Kate Alcott

Biography

Kate Alcott

Kate Alcott is the pseudonym for journalist Patricia O’Brien, who has written several books, both fiction and nonfiction. As Kate Alcott, she is the author of THE DRESSMAKER (a New York Times bestseller), THE DARING LADIES OF LOWELL and A TOUCH OF STARDUST. She lives in Washington, D.C.

Kate Alcott

Books by Kate Alcott

by Kate Alcott - Fiction, Historical Fiction

In 1950, Ingrid Bergman --- already a major star after movies like Casablanca and Joan of Arc --- has a baby out of wedlock with her Italian lover, film director Roberto Rossellini. Previously held up as an icon of purity, Bergman's fall shocked her legions of American fans. Growing up in Hollywood, Jessica Malloy watches as her PR executive father helps make Ingrid a star at Selznick Studio. Over years of fleeting interactions with the actress, Jesse comes to idolize Ingrid. In a heated era of McCarthyism and extreme censorship, Ingrid's affair sets off an international scandal that robs seventeen-year-old Jesse of her childhood hero. When the stress placed on Jesse's father begins to reveal hidden truths about the Malloy family, Jesse's eyes are opened to the complex realities of life --- and love.

by Kate Alcott - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Julie Crawford left Fort Wayne, Indiana with dreams of being a Hollywood screenwriter. Unfortunately, her new life is off to a rocky start. Fired by the notoriously demanding director of Gone with the Wind, she’s lucky to be rescued by Carole Lombard, whose scandalous affair with the still-married Clark Gable is just heating up. While Rhett and Scarlett --- and Lombard and Gable --- make movie history, Julie is caught up in a whirlwind of outsized personalities and overheated behind-the-scenes drama...not to mention a budding romance of her own.

by Kate Alcott - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Aspiring seamstress Tess, hired by famous designer Lady Lucile Duff Gordon to be a personal maid on the Titanic, becomes involved in a public scandal when the tragic disaster reveals Lady Duff Gordon’s questionable actions.