Lois Lowry's Blog
I found myself particularly interested in the work of Maureen Taylor, who has been called "The Photo Detective" because of her investigator —and frequently mystery-solving—work with old photographs. Some years ago I used old photographs as the starting point of my book The Silent Boy...making up the plot because I didn't know any of the "real" story.
This is the 1911 photograph that became the cover of the book, and the boy who became the title character. My grandmother's sister, who took the photograph, died years ago and so I had no way of finding out this boy's story, though his picture had haunted me for years.
Anyway: it was fun being with Anita and the other panelists, and a warm, responsive audience on a very cold night.